Royal Morsbags at the new Richard III Visitor Centre

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  • #2972
    masterclock
    masterclock
    Participant

    Good luck Offcuts

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    #2973
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    I’m sure all the planning and organisation will pay off. I hope you all have a super day at the official opening – wishing you lots of happy enthusiastic bag-making!

    Good luck

    (Let us know how it went when you can) 😀

    #2984
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    I know I’m being demanding, but is there any chance of some more news about how the opening of the Richard 111 visitor centre went? 😀 Pretty please?

    #2999
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    Well first I should say it was not the opening as originally planned; they opened a month ago, however we were their first event. We made 44 morsbags on the day which is very good going even for Team Leicester! Emma and her staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful. We all thought the exhibition was splendid. We loved the room we were in, so spacious, light and airy. My favourite bit? When a kindly gentleman put £5 on the table to a chorus of NOOOOOO from us. Thank you to Tori, Maggie, Sue, Frieda, Sarah, Mary, Margaret and Kay for all their hard work leading up to and during this event. It was down to teamwork and their dedication. Love yer!

    Our first customer of the day

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    and his bag. Note the low hanging swaggy thing! We were in a listed building and there were rules. I don’t usually do rules but there you go!

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    Very sweet! You can see our piece de resistance in the background made for us by our friend Sue Bee.

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    Here are some couples that I put together for the purpose of photography and to send to HRH

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    These are sisters who were racing. In the end I declared a draw

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    In full swing!

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    Richard flagged a bit at 3pm and fell off the window so Kay sat him on a chair where he was well photographed. Oh and the end of his sword snapped off!

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    It was a good day! Emma, the manager has invited us back to make morsbags at their medieval christmas craft fair which should be fun. 🙂

    #3001
    Krisaby
    Krisaby
    Participant

    Oh Offcuts! Marvellous! What an absolutely brilliant event. Congratulations to Team Leicester for putting on such a magnificent show. Wonderful report and pics. Love Richard of course! Glad he got a sit down when it all got too much for him. And an invite back for Christmas!

    #3004
    Agwen
    Agwen
    Participant

    Glad you had a good day. Lots of bag making in that lovely big room and back for another making session for Christmas. Wonderful. Congratulations Team Leicester.

    #3007
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    I’m so jealous! I love the atmosphere! I’m so glad you had a great day together. The silhouette is marvellous – and what a great idea to sit the king down when he got tired of holding up his morsbag in the window – brilliant!! 😀

    I don’t get your comment about the “low-hanging swaggy thing” – were you not allowed to hang it above waist height in case someone got caught up in it? Did they not want string tied more than 1 metre above floor level?

    #3033
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    Thank you Krisaby, Agwen and Beattie. Beattie there just were rules about hanging up things in a listed building. We liked it there because people could see it.

    #3037
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    I reckon that piece of timber was well able to handle your piece of string! Nice one 😀

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