Norfolk and Norwich Makers Festival

I signed up for a couple of workshops and discovered felting isn’t for me. I had a great chat with a spinner who almost convinced me to take up spinning but I have enough to do at the moment. One to keep in mind for the future.

And I saw Margaret’s yarn Great Yarmouth.



What an inspiration!




There were also some lovely crocheted blankets,

a whole knitted and crocheted room,

and this amazing weaving.


Anni Albers


Sean and I went to the Anni Albers exhibition at the Tate Modern at the weekend.  It was beautiful and very inspirational. Some of my ideas:

  • try making woven crochet pendants for necklaces, maybe with wire
  • plan colour
  • explore ways of reproducing woven effect/blocks of colour in crochet
  • use the netting veg bags I have been saving
  • try a close colour palette, without complements
  • possible sustainable fibres: bamboo, linen, rayon, swaledale wool, jute, hemp
  • explore trailing stitches and slip stitches to make fabric
  • make a monochrome wall hanging with tiny splashes of colour, maybe in Tunisian – use to make cards
  • use knots in jewellery
  • make a geometric pendant on a knotted chain
  • pursue kumihimo
  • try hairpin lace with an intricate pattern down the middle