"Thank goodness that yurt we tried to book was already taken!" was my overriding thought as we drove through the lashing rain last Friday. Armed with wellies, thermal socks, yarn, pamper kit, gin and enough food supplies for several months, friends and I had decided to do Yarndale a little differently this year and make a… Continue reading Yarndale 2019
My 5th visit to the annual Yarndale festival yesterday was as fresh and exciting as ever. Such a lot of thought and effort goes in all year round to ensure the event is the success that it is. All the organisers and volunteers should be really proud of themselves. Extra details like the ukulele band, giant… Continue reading Yarndale 2018
There are several textile artists I admire and follow on social media but when I first came across Mister Finch, his work was so unique and intriguing that I knew he was someone really special. Five years on and I am delighted that his first major solo exhibition has come to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park… Continue reading The Wish Post
Having been extremely lucky in bagging tickets for Wimbledon this year, we decided to make the most of the opportunity and extend our stay in London last week. Thank you to the Grandparents for babysitting (and cat sitting and plant watering) for making this possible! Our hotel on the South Bank was a great base… Continue reading Capital Times
Twice a year the Hebden Bridge branch of the WI hold their Rag Market. After hearing about the new and vintage textile treasures on offer, I've been wanting to go for a while but it has always fallen on my working Saturday. This time though, I was prepared. The date was in my diary and I'd… Continue reading A Grand Day Out
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