The wonderful Colossal website was yet again a source of inspiration. This person wanted to kickstart a textiles project. So I shared pictures of the wonderfully zany work of Adam Pritchett and we both enthused over its zaniness and the unusual nature of the subject matter. It did the trick. They've gone off to plan a design that they're going to show me in this week's therapy session.
I'm not sure why I was so surprised at coming across a embroiderer who's a bloke. It's not as if stitchery is the exclusive preserve of women. There are plenty of male tailors out there and the lovely David who reupholstered my motorhome said that he been sewing for all his working life . And I'm reminded of a time when I helped out during an activity morning at Louis' school when he was wee. I was in charge of helping kids make a drawstring purse. All the kids who chose to work with me were very enthusiastic little boys.