Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Alchemy Festival 2011

I spent the Easter weekend working at Alchemy Festival with Ani, teaching knitting and crochet to anyone who wanted to learn. It was a small festival, which meant we were not rushed off our feet and gave me some time to do some spinning in the sunshine.We met up with some old friend and even made some new ones, which will hope to see again soon. Here are a few photos of the festival and the knitting tent.

Our view from The Knitting Tent
Bodger's Workshop
Ani waiting for someone to teach, with Sacred Fusion next door.
Site Art which was beautiful when lit up at night

Us trying to look busy
More site art
Spinning in the sunshine
More beautiful art

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Latest commission and another stool

Welshy recently got asked to pyro and line a jewellery box for a friend's sister's birthday. After much blood, sweat and tears, it's finally finished and it's beautiful. I love the Antique Pine colour of the stain so much, I'm going to beg for an aromatherapy oils box in the same colour or maybe I'll go with an oak stain, or maybe get one of each.

We also liked the design of the Sun Clock so much that he decided to put the design onto another stool, which I shall be parking my bum on at every opportunity.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Funky Blackboards

I decided I needed some chalkboards to stick outside the knitting tent to attract people wanting to learn. We looked on the internet and were outraged at the cost of decent ones - some were over £100 !!!

Once again Welshy's talent for making things saved the day. He got some timber and constructed a basic frame.

He then decided to jazz them up a bit with his coloured wood dyes.

He then painted some hardboards we had with blackboard paint, sprinkled the frames with some glitter and tiny shiny stars and here they are

I think you'll all agree that they are fantastic and unique. So remember to call in and say hello if ever you see them outside of a tent.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Tick Tock

Welshy has been a busy boy recently, playing with his new wood dyes. He has pyro'd, used a lovely yellow dye, a couple of different stains and then assembled a clock. It really is a beautiful piece of work and would look lovely anywhere.

He's also been busy constructing some A-frame blackboards for me to use for the knitting tent. They are very colourful and very sparkly. I shall post photos when they are finished, which will hopefully be tomorrow - as long as this fine weather holds. He's such a talented bloke and I'm such a lucky pixie to have him.