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When I met Tara 'T Girl'...

Posted on 12 April 2012

I wrote this in January about Tara from my sewing group (Fabric Fruitloops of Crowborough)...

And then there is Tara… how she ever gets things done nobody knows. She has so many ideas that it keeps her awake at night. She bought some rustic, organic (etc etc) alpaca wool (yarn to the posh peeps inc Tara) at a knitting show and decided to knit with it on the train to work in London. Little did she know that the wool hadn’t been treated properly and maggots started appearing as she started knitting. That would have been a packed train I would NOT have wanted to be on! I get the impression she pokes people in the ribs with her needles if they annoy her.

Tara's emails to us all in the sewing group are nothing short of comedy genius. She goes riding every week and her favourite horse is called Bomber (which frankly doesn't really bode too well, he sounds like a mad old man bombing around the countryside with Tara hanging on for dear life). If I didn't already call Tara 'T Girl' (like a yarn bombing superhero) I would probably call her Bomber. She is THE most enthusiastic person I know, gets incredibly excited about all things crafty and is a very serious soul (we thought our tea cosies looked like Mitre hats):

Tara keeps us all amused with her daily emails and I think she needs to share her enthusiasm to a wider audience. From next week, Tuesdays at Emma's Fabric Studio will be re-named 'Tara Tuesdays' and Tara will take over the blog. Normally only I (Emma) write on Facebook, Twitter, the blog etc, so I'm handing a little control to Tara! I hope she tells you about her love of re-enactments at various Castles round the UK and further afield, about her love of Adam Ant and Keane and also of her obsession with sewing machines. She also has the ability to upcycle almost anything and is a member of the 'Sewing Circle', the splinter group to the 'Fabric Fruitloops of Crowborough' who take their makes to local fetes and fairs.

So, welcome Tara, I'm glad you've joined the blog!

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