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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Hay Festival 2014

Yes, it has been a long time without yarn-bombing, so busy learning new knitting skills and how to 'make do and mend' for local friends' moth eaten clothes.

On an evening wander round Hay, on one of the few rain free days so far, I decided to put up a few yarn gifts, some on friend's business premises, some on the regular dull structures around the place that needed a bit of  cheering up.


The Pop Up Pantry, who hilariously at first,accidentally wrote their sign as Pop Up Panty,  lovely food and lovely hosts, pop in!




The Old Electric Shop, a lovely new space for browsing vintage home decor and clothes, random curiosities and to get a warm drink or cocktails




This is for my friend Becky who has he vintage shop through the blue gates, to add to the colour she brings to town.




During the recent renovation of the cheese market an old tag was removed from the drain pipe so it has a bright new replacement for you to enjoy whilst eating a gorgeous ice-cream from Shepherds'.





The temporary Groucho Club at Hay Castle got a little sunny belly-button motif, whilst a beautiful sunset smiled.



my lovely friend Masha posing for the pic.


The Thoughtful Gardner & Castello de Haia deserved a little gift.




 Finally a little star for a disused old post by the gate to the castle grounds where Masha and I sat and watched a murder of crows causing a cacophony in the trees above.



Saturday, 2 November 2013

Laughing in the Face of Halloween



Today I yarn-bombed the Tashi Gallery, where Tashi Mannox has a series of paintings called "Laughing in the face of... - Anger, Pride, Attachment, Jealousy, Stupidity" - The Five Skulls Series which can be seen here ...

so I made a piece called 'Laughing in the face of Halloween' with a crocheted skull.

... above this beautiful Gallery is a delightful home from home self-contained holiday apartment called the Pavement Palace, but I have yet to yarn-bomb there :-)





Sunday, 10 June 2012

International Yarn-bombing Day

Yesterday was International Yarn-bombing Day, also in International Knitting (ad crochet) in Public week, so I started off by bombing Hay with mainly hearts but  a few custom pieces before joining my Stitch & Bitch family at The Globe for some stitching in public, accompanied by poetry and music - luverly!

here are all the bombs for the day;


yew tree at St Mary's Church



outside Woodland Davies Solicitors

Kate's Shop


Flow

Honesty Bookshop in Castle grounds

Special bomb to support Plan B for Hay


Heart on a hook

Hay deli

The sculpture at The Globe





The 'Chai Tent' as I call it at The Globe


The Granary

Hay Clinic

Jones Pharmacy

A lonely bollard

a very special free-form piece for Booth Books Cafe


A small adornment for this beautiful sculpture by Sally Matthews, check out her website she is amazing!
(And I hope she didn't mind)



Thursday, 1 March 2012

Valentine for the Valentines

... well actually Annie (who works at Hay Deli) requested a rose this valentine's day but I couldn't resist the obvious as Alex and Jenny Valentine are the Proprietor's of Hay Deli.