Cheers Hobart

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I’ve been flat chat since the Hobart roadshow and this is the first chance I’ve had to rave about the experience.

Longtime Clothlover Natalie Stevenson organised the venue in a wee public hall in Battery Point. We all had cups of tea and the delicious scones that Natalie made and got properly acquainted. It was a day of unexpected pleasures. One of our number, the lovely Rebecca Phelps turned out to have grown up in my street back in Ashcott in Somerset. We worked out we made cologne together once, and we went to the same school.

And then there was talented pro photographer Nina Hamilton, who just rocked up with her SLR and started shooting. An unexpected delight, and she’s generously sent the results.

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I love these shots, which show the detail of how to wrap a copy of my book ClothBound in the Japanese wrapcloth printed with the Imperfect Manifesto.

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Nina said reading ClothBound reminds her of  ‘being in India, where life throws itself at you from every direction with everything wonderful and delicious. But with slightly more muted Australian colours. And a lot more peaceful and just being.’

Cheers for that Nina, and thank you Hobart. I’ll be back way sooner than the next Dark Mofo.