No post last week I'm afraid as we were away for the weekend up in North Devon. No photos either this time as it is somewhere we have been before and I forgot to take the camera on the walk we did! But you'll be glad to know we had a lovely time and were quite lucky with the weather.
We did however pop into Ilfracombe, on our way up, to have a look at their new sculpture, Verity by Damien Hirst. Just click on this link to find out more about her.
What do you think? I absolutely love it! In my mind it sparks conversation and discussion.
Are you all enjoying the sunshine this weekend? There are some wonderful Autumn colours around as I'm sure you will all have noticed.
I have had a couple of interesting 'meetings' this week, one with a local yarn shop Spin A Yarn in the lovely village (or maybe small town!) of Bovey Tracey. It is a gorgeous shop with every possible type of yarn you can imagine, so inspirational and extremely difficult to walk out of there without buying anything.
I am very pleased to say I will be tutoring a Jumbo Crochet Basket Workshop here after Christmas. More details will follow when they are released. In the meantime I am experimenting with just one or two of the yarns in the shop.
And here is the finished article, complete with bananas to give it some scale.
4 strands of super chunky yarns and a 20mm hook. Not quite as large scale as my usual but I am pleased with the way it has turned out, not to mention how quickly it crochets up!
I shall try another one with more muted tones next time.
My other meeting was with the organiser of the Contemporary Craft Festival held annually at Bovey Tracey. We discussed a large crochet/knitted creation for a display to herald their 10th Anniversary. Watch this space for more details! As soon as I know more I will let you know :)
Well, that's all for this week folks, I will try and visit as many of you as I can over at Handmade Monday on Handmade Harbour. My apologies for not having done so for a couple of weeks, life just got in the way, you know what it's like, although I will try and remedy this over the next couple of days.
Have a good week!
Bye for now