A week ago Friday, I also went to pick up my Really Wild Tea Cosy and got to talking about textile/fiber art, textile exhibitions, and weaving, with jewelry maker (and bookshop staff) Stella. No conclusions drawn, nothing decided, but I like talking to other makers about these things. I heard a new word yesterday; "dream-storming".
I came home and dismantled the cosy. I felt sad that it's been a long time since I participated in exhibitions because it's been a while since dismantled anything or opened a returned-from-exhibition package. That mine was #13 in this competition didn't help, either.