I am getting very excited about going to see Kaffe Fassett at Toft Alpaca in Dunchurch, Rugby tommorow. Its nearly a 3hr drive for me to get there so I will be leaving pretty early in the morning.
I have a new bag to wear to show my love of colour, its one I have been working on in between other jobs for the last 2 months.
I have mixed together knitting, scumbled crochet and weaving. There are little scraps of vintage fabrics woven into gaps, unusual yarns crocheted onto the surface and some ceramic buttons by Tony’s mum along with a mixture of others.
I have admired Kaffe Fassetts work since the 80’s when I used to do a lot of intarsia knitting.
I love love love all the colours he uses and the way he paints with fabric,yarn and texture.
I’m also looking forward to meeting lots of other colour loving people. Its going to be a fun day…and I have heard even the alpacas are sporting a bit of colour 😉
These pictures have made me want to paint and dye some eggs, I don’t think they’l come out like the ones above but it will be a fun project with Arthur.
The handpainted eggs are believed to ward off evil spirits and protect the household. If you click on the last picture it will take you to some more amazing photographs of the eggs being painted in East Germany.
None of the pictures belong to me and each one is linked to the original source.
As I was going through my photographs today I came across this picture of Arthur a couple of years ago, I remember this it was the first days of Spring when the field just sprang to life, and Arthur ran through the dandelions dancing and singing.
Wouldn’t you smile if you covered your teapot with this Tea cosy? I would. I have made it for my kitchen and I think it ummm goes quite well with all the colours. This is the happiest place in our house and where I spend most of my time on the computor as well as cooking ,making, chatting and drinking lots of tea 🙂
I have made this crocheted flower garland to go in a shop window along with lots of crocheted flowers to give a lovely Spring/Easter feel, but I actually like them over the fire place…I may have to make a few more! (don’t look to closely at the paint job it was going to be temporary, I am not very good at painting walls )
The runner under the teapot was designed by Arthur and we painted and printed it together at a local art class last Saturday, I am going to add some crochet around the edge to finish it off.
The sun came out for half an hour just as me and Arthur got out his pastels and giant sketch pad he got for his birthday.
so many yummy colours to choose. (I wasn’t allowed to use these and used my cheap set and very small sketch pad) It was so nice to sit and sketch.
I am going to be doing the Somerset Art Trail in September with paintings and handmade accessories, so it was great to start drawing.
Tommorow Tony will be going out for the day with Arthur and I will be getting out the paints and canvases. Can’t wait!
For now its back to Saturday morning and a bit of baking so that we have cakes to come home to after going to an art class in Gillingham for children and parents. This afternoon we will be fabric painting with lots of friends.