Getting picked has always evoked memories of standing on a windy school field, waiting to have your name called out. Yes, that dreadful moment when the teacher chooses two captains to pick their teams for the rounder’s match. Sport was never my strong point and this was the moment I most dreaded. Let’s face it, I knew I would never be in the top 10 picks I would be one of those stragglers, the girls left at the end, that the ‘chosen Captain’ looked upon with dread….trying to choose the best of a bad bunch! So imagine my surprise and excitement when I was recently picked to be in someone’s Top 5!! And not just ‘anyone’s Top 5’ – Polly Leonard, (the founder of my favourite magazine Selvedge)’s Top 5!!! Polly has chosen her 5 Festival Favourites, from over 200 designer makers, as the one’s to watch at this years upcoming Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracy. Here’s what she said about us:
I love linen, so Helen Round’s work has immediate appeal. Her pared down line drawings work perfectly with this fabric – as does her choice of subject matter – botanical illustrations. Tea towels this pretty make doing the dishes almost pleasurable.
Do put the date in your diary. It’s a wonderful event, a fabulous day out and one not to be missed. Make sure you come and say hello…you never know, you might just get picked as a winner in an exciting competition we shall be running during the event… more news on that later. Check out the other craft, home and garden events we are attending this year…. with not a game of rounder’s in sight!! Looking forward to catching up with you again in a few weeks time. Helen
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