An illustrated talk with video and slides about the old craft of rag rugging, and all the other methods of making rugs.
Originally from Sheffield. The last twenty five or so years in Chesterfield. When I was widowed I felt the need to stretch myself and, as I’ve always been creative, I found an outlet for that, by producing my first talk, which is the one about a keen interest for me - hand cut wooden jigsaws. From that I thought what else do I enjoy as interests/hobbies? That then resulted in my rag rug talk, my Mexican talk, my cryptic crossword talk, and I had really got the bug when my imagination was caught by a brief reference to the word Velocipede. That resulted in one of my most popular. ....everyone has ridden a bicycle, as also, everyone has done a jigsaw! Lastly having been lucky enough to stay in several beautiful Landmark Trust properties, it seemed natural to create a talk from my experience.
And then...... I reckoned the world is addicted to coffee, so what about a talk on the history of Coffee? Finally, my most recent talk is about the Romanovs, from 1896-1918, their sad demise, a focus on the family side of those years.
I mainly do daytime presentations, and all my talks consist of 100 or so slides and incorporate video.
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