Saturday, 25 October 2014

DREAMING OF THE SUMMER

I have been such a sporadic blogger of late. 
There are many projects that fell through the cracks.
Some of them were a lot of work and it still surprises me that I didn't really even mention them here.
During the summer I re awoke my inner Ninja Knitter and along with a group of friends created a wooly rock pool. 
There was a lot of hot needle and hook action, over many crisp and cava fuelled evenings.
It was all in aid of the Follow The Herring project that was travelling down the East coast of the country eventually finishing up here in Hastings.
Whereas part of the cultural fiesta The Craftimation Factory under the auspices of the lovely Janey created a knitted fish and chip shop. 
So we made our rock pool to go along side it, exhibited on the benches nearby.
Every thing became a bit of a rush in the end as both my self and my best friend Mingo were off on our Holidays before the event happened and we were both away for all of it.
The upshot of this is we only had photos of it laid out on the kitchen table rather than any of it in situ.
So here is a quick, ok not so quick, and most certainly picture heavy tour of our long finished project.


Rocks, coral and a seahorse.



Razor clams, starfish and prawns.


Mussels nestled amongst the foam crashing over the rocks.


Squid, crab and a bit of seaweed.


Sea anemones.


Seaweed crocheted from cut up plastic bags, but can you guess where they are from?


Lots of big loopy knitting done of huge needles to make the sea that cascaded over the side of the bench to the ground.
So there you have it a long gone happy summery project to cheer up a cold wet Saturday night.
Hope you are all warm and toasty where ever you are.
Love Nora xxx

7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful result! All sea life represented and I detect much fun and laughter enjoyed. Nothing better!

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  2. How glorious. Rock pools are the best thing about going to the beach.. All the colours are amazing.

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  3. That looks really good, bet it was great fun to make x

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  4. That is incredible the detail is breathtaking think you need another 'cava' evening just to celebrate how clever you all are!!
    bestest d x

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  5. Its completely bonkers but I love it!
    Jillxo

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  6. Oh my goodnes, what an amazing creation! You all really let your imagination and talent translate natural beauty into lovely and unique textile art.

    I can imagine the pleasure your rock pool brought to all who were lucky to see it exhibited.

    Bravo!
    xo

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