Well folks, right now it is 10.17 pm and I’m still in the studio preparing work for “Origin”. This is great show, there are so many fantastic makers exhibiting and it’s so good to get the opportunity to speak to and share news and views with them all. We’re such solitary workers, spending hours and hours in our studio with only the radio for company and our own creative meanderings…it’s good to make contact with the big crafty world out there sometimes. Saying that, I’m not particularly looking forward to the trip down to London; stock and display into van, drive to ferry, stock out of van, carry down slippery jetty, stock passed onto ferry via window (our normal boat is away for yearly checkup), stock off ferry and on to mainland (hopefully our lovely ferrymen will provide assistance) and then in to car on the other side and then all I have to do is drive for 10 hours down to London. Can’t wait to see Margo Selby, she’ll be exhibiting too and has kindly offered to put me up for the week (mental note…no all night karaoke!). Check out Margo’s fabulous products on www.magoselby.com .

Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

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