Month: March 2013

Book Review – Homespun Vintage

ISBN 9781843406297 RRP £14.99 Note: Homespun Vintage by Jane Crowfoot can be ordered direct at LoveCrafts.co.uk Published by Collins & Brown, Jan 2013 Content 20 knit and crotchet projects which are divided into three sections namely: 1. FolkTales – cushion, rug and bedspread designs which include embroidery and applique techniques 2. Two Tone Chic – includes monochrome cushions and a lamp shade project, designs are based on classic geometric style patterns 3. Time for Tea – complimenting the current vogue for vintage, this section has patterns to make cushions using 4 ply yarn, wool cotton, beads and lace for projects which include knitting, cross stitching and embellishing Introduction Author, Jane Crowfoot remembers her early observations of interior spaces and her interest in the different tastes of home decor displayed around and about her while growing up. Crowfoot tells of her pursuit of an education in the 1980s that followed closely her passion for art and design, and of her move to working with textiles, yarn particularly, and the production of craft work that often conveys …

Stage Review of Boeing Boeing

This is one of the most popular plays written by French playwright, Marc Camoletti (b.1923-d.2003). It has been widely performed in French, and in many, many languages actually. This English translation by the late Beverley Cross, who shared the same profession as Camoletti, translated Boeing Boeing back in 1962. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s it was many a little girl’s dream to be an air hostess because the lifestyle and job was viewed to be so glamorous, a time too, when sexual innuendo and blunt indiscretion featured high in comedy. So, this play is, indeed, a product of its time. The added joy however, is that this work encompasses all the elements of a farce and upholds all those century old traditions one would associate with this style of comic art performance. We are given an improbable situation. Bachelor Bernard (Ben Roddy) has three beautiful fiancees, and, of course, neither knows of the others’ existence. The airline, by which each girl is employed, represents her nationality: TWA, Air France and Lufthansa. So, the girls are …