A couple of months ago, I went to Poltimore House, and showed you the crumbling condition of the building. As part of the efforts being made to raise funds to restore the house, they have regular events, both inside and in the grounds.
Wild about wool was the event that made me decide to visit then.
There were members of the Devon Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
Several felt makers, lots of knitting and crochet,
and even a royal wedding.
I’d never have the patience or skill to create work like this!
A few weeks ago I went to Wild About Wool, an event at Poltimore house. One of the things that touched me was the room that had been the Matron’s office. It had been decorated by some of the people showing their yarn work, both knitting and crochet.
It would be lovely if the decorations could stay in place while rebuilding continues, the room needs cheering up.
Silver Cross’ve come a long way.
I spent a lovely afternoon at Poltimore house, a few miles outside Exeter. More about the very damaged and decaying house later, for today there was a event about all things yarn related, Ruth you would have loved it. I spotted a pink opportunity with this little fairy.
Isn’t she sweet? And in the pink, just like Becky is here!
While on holiday in Italy, my lovely work friend Janette found this gorgeous yarn bombed bike. She kindly gave me permission to share it with you, thanks sweetheart!
It’s the first time I’ve seen crochet yarn bombing, instead of knitting, have you seen any before?
This is what I’ve made today.
At various stitching, hobby and craft shows around the country, I saw them at Westpoint, Exeter in September.
The last two are my favourites, I could have happily taken then home. I’ve worn a sari and a salwar kameez, but never a kimono, have you? Click for a better view.
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I’ve needed something to keep myself busy recently, to take my mind off things. I think I showed you the beginning of this project, back in March.
It’s the handles of a tote bag. I put it to one side, did a bit of crochet instead.
Then sewed the body of the bag.
This weekend I plucked up the courage to rivet the handles to the bag – scary as I’ve never done it before and they had to be in exactly the right position.
Not bad for me, I’m not keen on measuring, I’d rather do things by eye.
I added some pretty danglies.
Because it’s a simple sack, I decided to make this to put bits and bobs in today.
So here it is, my first attempt at a leather bag. I could never have done this without my friend Lindy’s help, she is a really good leather worker, I’m just a dabbler, especially where tools are involved.
Leatherwork today, got very sore fingers!