Well I'm back from Scotland and I can't say I'm sorry as it was so wet. I may have left behind the seals, the lochs and the sunsets but I've also left the rain, the midges and the mountains. I don't like mountains they make me feel too hemmed in -give me flat open fens were you can see for miles any day. As they say 'there's no place like home'.
I was also sad at the lack of textiles I found in the highlands- miles of tartan and tweed but hardly anyone producing textile art there. I also didn't get as much outdoor sketching done as I wanted as the weather was so bad. I did manage to photograph quite a lot of material though and I'm sure a lot of this will be useful. My next task now is to set up the East Anglia Textile Forum - more on this later.