As I’m typing this I’m very proud to say “I’m part of an art installation (Yarn Bomb!) in a local church yard.”
I’d found out about it when I met up with the lovely Helen from Woolly Chic a good couple of months ago now! (The garden opening and the making for the yarn bomb have taken all my spare time – I can’t believe I didn’t get around to writing this up at the time!!).
We both have a love of crochet, and live about 10 minutes away from each other, both knew of each other, but had never actually met! I tweeted her and asked if the church was being yarn bombed this year.
“Yes, fancy meeting to discuss?” she replied.
“Why of course!” so in a very British fashion, we met and had a cream tea!
Yarn was discussed at great length, tea drunk, scones demolished! (Not sure if this is the Devon or Cornish way to eat a scone – but it was delicious!)
Crochet? Surely you talked about Crochet? Well of course we did……
The yarn bombing was being called “Vestry”, and we talked about different ideas I could possibly do. Helen explained all her plans, with a dress for a tree, and then some beautiful mandalas.
The we talked about puff stitch, and her lovely Sheep teacosy……. and my inability to master it! She then kindly demo’d it for me!
A quick walk to the church, still thinking about ideas to look at the trees.
Then I walked back to my car actually paying attention to where I was, and I noticed for the first time a lovely little stream, and the great tudor architecture of some of the buildings!
Part 2 – the designing and making coming very soon!