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Red Thread....Ovan and...Health...and...Me

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Red Thread 1,5 week ago colleagues and students from Glasgow and Puchov came to our school to work on the International Textile project: Red Thread. Since many years I am coordinating those projects for our department and it is one part of my work I really enjoy. It has given me a lot over the years Meeting up with colleagues and students from various countries adds something special to my work. And after all: Fashion is and International subject so in my opinion a Fashion department can't work with out it. After doing Fashion projects over the last years this project focusses more on Textiles.The fabric itself and how to make a good textile project. The main aim is to set up an International Textile Brand witch sells good products designed and made by students. The 3 schools involved have all 3 their own strong points and we use each-other strength. I have know he colleagues from the 2 other schools already for many years and over the years we all have become friends with each o…

London.. Day 3 was rather special...

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My last day in London started of with packing my bag (and leaving it in the hotel) and going by tube to Knightbridge. I went early (round 8.30) and discovered that it was slightly calmer than when you go round 9. Breakfast (a real good Café-latte with a freshly baked almond croissant) was taken on a terrace looking out on Harrods. I am not a real big fan of Harrods al-tough I must admit that the Food department in the basement is amazing. The plan was to visit the Quilts 1700-2010 exhibition in the V&A which is one of my favourite museums in London. I have been there many times and usually when I am in London I just go in, no matter what exhibitions there are. It is such a wonderful building with amazing collections. They have a beautiful Fashion collection really worth a visit. But I was off to see the big Quilt exhibition. The museum opens at 10 and I was one of the first to enter and my first look -as always- was on the beautiful glass ornament made by Dale Chiully hanging …

London is the place for me....Day 1 and 2..

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Last week I had to go to London for 3 days. The reason I had to go was that I had to visit a 2nd year student who was doing a 20 weeks training at a bespoke tailoring firm named Antonia Pugh- Thomas So I went by plane last Tuesday and returned on Thursday. Very comfortable from Schiphol to City Airport in London. 3 Days only which sound short but when I came home I had the feeling that I had been away for a week. Schiphol for me is still a kind of magical place to go. Buying a single train ticket to the airport always means that I am not going back the same day and that I have a trip ahead. One of the things I like about Schiphol is all the Art you can see. There is even a small Rijksmuseum department over there and I always go and have a look at that small exhibition. My favourite statue is the "Two incredible sitting black Snowmen"by Tom Claassen. The look like soft toys but are made of bronze but still very tactile. After arriving I first went by tube to the Hotel in…

My blog is 1 year Old...or 1 year Young..

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Just found out that I have my blog now for 1 year. I am not a very regular writer I did find out, but I like to write every now and than when I have a reason to it. Not sure yet what I will write now..... but let's start with something nice and positive. Almost 2 weeks ago on a Friday I mentioned to Bram that I had the idea of going to Amsterdam with him. He hadn't been there for almost 2 years due to his bad walking condition. So we went. I parked the car right in the centre next to a canal and we had a cake together at Pompadour where we used to go in the past when we mostly went to Amsterdam once in a month to look at Art and some shopping. It was a beautiful and sunny Spring day and than Amsterdam is at his most beautiful I think when all the trees are turning green with tiny leaves. It was wonderful to be together in Amsterdam. Of course we only could do a little walk together but it was a great and emotional day for the both of us. Some tears came of course, but only te…