Sunday, 28 October 2012

Crocheted Lions

No really - crocheted lions.  I'm sure some of you will have already seen them.  I've seen them on TV but they are HUGE. So we went to Twycross Zoo car park to have a look at them in the flesh - well the wool.
 
And here are some close ups

Apologies about the poor quality of the photos - but there was a lot of reflection.
I had a great time on Thursday at Lutterworth Embroiderers Guild.  We had a facinating talk by a delightful lady called Kumi Middleton. She made the most exquisite bags by upcycling kimonos.  She descibed her joureny from when she first took up art when she came to the UK, via St Martin's College of Art and then upcycling the kimonos.
Here are some photos of the bags she bought along.
 
 
 
And here is Kumi showing us how to put on a kimono.
It was a very interesting and engaging talk - if you get the chance to see her do go along.
Take care, keep dry and I hope you didn't get caught out by the clocks going back.

1 comment:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those lions are amazing. I know a certain someone who would love to see them...perhaps I ought to take her out of uni for a field trip ;o)