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A sculpture by HVA Member Dianne Maclean is unveiled by HM the Queen in Paris on 6 June 2014. Backstitch open new premises near Royston, and our regular Postcard from Shetland.

'OPEN BOOK' SCULPTURE BY HVA MEMBER DIANE MACLEAN, UNVEILED BY HM THE QUEEN IN PARIS ON 7 JUNE 2014

The sculpture is brushed and mirror-polished stainless steel and red coloured stainless steel.

Words accompanying the sculpture are engraved on a plaque:
'Un livre que nous ecrivons ensemble   
An open book we are writing together'

The sculpture was chosen as a gift to the City of Paris, representing
the continuing friendship between our countries. It was the concluding event of the Queen's visit to France to commemorate the D-Day landings of WW2.

It was unveiled by the Queen on the Ile de la Cite and will be permanently located in a site near the Champs Elysees later in the year.

You can see more work by Diane Maclean this year as she is participating in Herts Open Studios (No. 75 in the brochure).

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BACKSTITCH AT BURWASH MANOR

Online sewing store Backstitch has opened its first 'bricks and mortar' premises at Burwash Manor near Royston.

Backstitch, Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambs CB23 7EY

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AND OUR MONTHLY 'POSTCARD FROM SHETLAND'

HVA Member Connie Flynn records her experiences whilst studying for a degree in Contemporary Textiles in Shetland via a monthly 'Postcard'.

SUMMER 2014 -'OLD WIVES TALES'

Photograph by Connie Flynn
Click here to view the series of postcards to-date

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