Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wild Art Session

I've just got home from possibly my most chilled out arts session ever,  I'll let the photos below do all the explaining.  But if you fancy coming down to the woods in Belper to relax, make stuff and chat, the next sessions are  on Thursday 14th August and Thursday 28th August.  You can email me on to find out more or book a place.  

Monday, 28 July 2014

Yarn Bombing

I've recently been introduced to the idea of yarn bombing and it really appeals to me.

There is something very playful about going out into the local community and covering things in wool.  I had a go at making pompoms last weekend and had forgotten how much fun they are to make, I am now imagining the trees in my high street covered in pompoms and all those ugly fences (you know them, every town has them) beautifully decorated with lace and crochet. There is a space outside my studio that is just crying out to be decorated.  I'm slowly formulating a plan for next years food festival in Belper to decorate some of those little corners that need some love. 

I found the images below on Pinterest and I'm not sure who they are by, I love the stairwell image as filling that space has always appealed to me.  But I am now aspiring to the fence and the tree. I'm currently ignoring the fact that I don't know how to crochet! 

If anyone else fancies joining me, just give me a shout!