Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Botanic Gardens, Belfast.

Ah, autumn colours..... lovely.
I was feeling snap happy today.

My little Canon 'point and shoot' camera takes some good shots but I'm finding it restrictive. When I looked back at this post, and my photos of Botanic, I feel like I've improved.  I think I'd like to be doing a bit more with my photography now.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Yarnbombing continued...

Pictured below are some of the knitted strips our craft group have been busy making for the yarnbombing project.
I missed meeting Michelle Stephens the first day she came to tell us what she wanted us all to do, but I've recently seen an exhibition of her artwork in our local library and it's intricate. Today she was machining strips of fabric together to decorate the bandstand in the park.

This is my knitting. I've cut my strips of fabric approximately 1cm wide and knotted them together to use as knitting yarn.

I 've finished my strip,  6"wide x 50".

Now I like it so much I don't want to part with it!

When the yarn bombing is over our knitting is being stitched together to make blankets for the dogs home.....  so that's not so bad, after all!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

The Little Green: Food and Craft Market.

I'm impressed by The Little Green: Food  and Craft Market. This is the second time I've been here now and there's a lot of effort put in to make this a success.

There was a Halloween theme today... with skeletons buried in the allotments.

....and chickens dancing the birdie song.

I spied a witch....keeping an eye on things...

.....there were some weird looking cabbages..

...and a little girl transfixed by all the strange goings on down at The Little Green Allotments.

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Now I'm not sure about this yarnbombing thing. I'm in favour of graffiti as an art form but somehow decorating the outdoors with bits of knitting and crochet seems a bit odd to me.  However, staff at the Arts Centre, where our craft group meets, have invited us to take part in an arts project involving decorating parts of our local park at Halloween.
I guess it's a kind of textile graffiti so I'm willing to give it a try.

One of our members brought in these strips of fabric to knit with. I thought they looked too good to be wrapping round trees!

Everyone dived in.. and there's no shortage of willing volunteers.

The yarn looked lovely wound up in balls.

Some of the ladies prefer to knit or crochet with wool.

We have just 3 weeks to make our strips.    6" wide x 50" long.  Here goes....