This year evolves in a completely unexpected way. Kate (Made by Kate!) and I moved in the same city – London. How to lose the opportunity to sightsee with a crochet hook in the bag?
Last week there was the London Craft Week. I knew I wanted to see everything even before I read the program, and I was right! The events (demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions) were scattered in the city in shops and public places such as halls and churches. We visited only a very small part but we’re really excited and fully enjoyed!
My words are not good enough, I hope photos speak better…
|Flying Monkey | Gavin Fry
I understand that a broken vase is not only a broken vase…
I caught perspectives and observed every corner inspired by colors, textures and materials (in the first photo of the post you can see the papier mache creations of Julie Arkell
And read cynical sentences embroidered with silk thread on linen towels edged with crocheted lace.
|As if | Julian Walker
The tour continues to the Soane
showroom because everything is intertwined, knotted and wraps passionate me. This demonstration of the craftsman – very nice – that makes rattan furnishings I would not have missed it for the world…
… seeing the concentrated face of Kate you can understand that this didn’t impress only myself!
To those who ask: But what is the rattan ???? The always loved wikipedia can come to our rescue to start the search
. The man in the photo weave furniture since 1967 and over the years has trained a good number of boys (and hopefully girls!) to continue to work paying attention to every detail.
This is just the beginning of our tours in London, I hope it’s funny / interesting / curious to read some pills of what happens to two crochet girl in London. This week we have made paper masks (Kate’s picture
and mine on instagram
) thanks to the workshop of Studio Boo
and tomorrow there is I knit Fandango
… all kinds of fibers, from all over the world, handmade spun, hand-dyed… hide me the credit card. See you soon!