Sunday, 28 September 2014

A Trip to Yarndale in Skipton

28th September 2014

I had a BRILLIANT day yesterday visiting Yarndale in Skipton.

The scenery on the way was so beautiful, autumnal colours and a misty haze.

The show was very well organised and had a huge variety of exhibitors displaying really beautiful work, so many talented people willing to share their knowledge, really inspiring!!

The alpaca, such a lovely face....


...sheep providing special wool.


This is 'Lucy the Tudor' who was busy making wooden items that were used in Tudor Times....


...spindles, spoons and toys all beautifully hand crafted.


Lucy also visits schools demonstrating spinning and weaving using her historically accurate products.

www.facebook.com/LucyTheTudor

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Next met Anne Brooke textile artist....



...love her mixed media work and am looking forward to her stitch collage workshop in October....



....seed pods with fleece...


....wall hangings...


....but these were my favourite!


www.annebrooke.co.uk

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These mandalas were crocheted by people from all over the world and looked amazing.



These are much larger and have been attached to hoops, the lady in the striped red top is Lucy from 

https://www.facebook.com/Attic24


Love her blog, this is the lady who inspired me to yarn bomb the park!


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The colours of the fleece and yarns were so vibrant....


.....from the Embroider's Guild, like a huge dorset Button!



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Felted wall hanging incorporating machine and hand stitch detail for texturing.....


.....some beautiful pictures, purses and cushions, wonderful work by...



Jackie Lunn 

www.jackielunntextiles.co.uk

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When we had finished shopping we walked through the park into Skipton....



....yarn bomb giant bees and pompoms....


....a really beautiful day...


.....lots of bunting on the route....


.....autumn colours....




.... loved all these yarn bombed bikes made by schools to celebrate the Tour de France....






.....bugs with googly eyes on this one....



...flowers and pompoms...


.....crossed over the canal....


.....then caught the free bus back to Yarndale....



......view from the car park.



Arrived home tired, happy and wanting to use my purchases!!!

Will show you those tomorrow!