Hard to believe that two years have come and went. My time here in the UK is coming to a close and I am squeezing in every last bit of what this city has to offer.
I spent the last couple weeks making a sizeable number of regency era gowns from my studio in South East London. Lots of silk satins and lace! I was so pleased to be applying many of the techniques I mastered in my course in York, as well as using my foundation in garment construction to crank out these dresses methodically. I don’t have many details for the production for which they’ll be featured but once it’s released I will definitely be broadcasting that information.
The other day I had a thought while packing up my flat and studio. It’s funny how endings look a whole lot like beginnings. Empty rooms waiting to be filled resemble that of spaces recently cleared of their possessions. I suppose the only thing that distinguishes them is the feelings they represent for the person leaving or entering the space. While I will miss the studio that has served as a place to house my work and inspiration over the last year, I trust that something wonderful awaits me upon my return. I’m looking forward to reestablishing myself with all the many skills I am bringing back with me.
Next week I will be starting a course in tambour embroidery at Hand & Lock, the very same studio that does embroidery for the Queen. This is a skill I have been wanting to add to my repertoire for many years and I couldn’t be more thrilled to learn it in an atelier with such a notable reputation.
With that I leave you to enjoy yet another rainy day here on this side of the pond. Here is a slideshow of various ongoings from the past couple weeks. Looking forward to seeing all my favourite faces in the very near future! And eating poutine once again….