Monday, 14 July 2008

'Pfaffing' around in France

The Art Textiles exhibition sponsored by Pfaff is now showing during the summer at Chatelaudren in France after its appearance at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally. Two intrepid travellers, myself and fellow exhibitor Janice Myers set out on the over-night ferry from Roscoff last Wednesday evening to attend the opening ceremony on the Thursday evening. Two short train journeys took us to the nearest town, Guingamp, where we were met by a Tourist Bureau official and driven to the attractive little town of Chatelaudren. The exhibition had been set up by Jacqueline and Monsieur Govin in an extremely spacious and light gallery, which was used as the regions council chamber outside the holiday period.
The opening was attended by many people including press and Minister of Culture and Tourism dignitaries. During the many speeches (in French) Janice and myself were welcomed as 'exotic artistes' and presented with a couple of books as gifts. Janice and I discovered that we could speak a bit of French after the glass of champagne and exquisite 'nibbles'. The dinner afterwards in a local restaurant was a jolly affair as several of our company discovered they could speak a bit of English too!
These photos are just a few 'snaps' taken by ourselves. We've been promised the official photos that the press took so will add those later.

1 comment:

  1. Kind lady soon I shall read your blog ( because I know little English language ); however I very like your stitchloop! Have a nice day