Posts Tagged 'knitting'

Dropping the Yarn Bomb!

Its not all about glass in my little crafty world, I also love to attend Make Do and Mend with my other crafty friends. Make Do and Mend is a lovely group of talented crafty women in Exeter who meet twice a month to make things, learn new things and laugh, there is lots of laughing! Click on the links to find out how to join

Joe set the group up 2 years ago and as a second birthday celebration we thought we would yarn bomb Exeter High Street and some prominent sculptural landmarks in the city! Much furious scarf knitting ensued and the result was a scarf on every tree from Boots to Urban Outfitters, a saddle for the Pheonix Art Centre’s unicorn sculpture and some scarfs for various other sculptures around and about! What fun we had, it felt a bit naughty and deliciously good fun.

Luckily there were a lot of half naked students dressed in capes and pants and little else which distracted from our activities marvellously! HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY MAKE DO AND MEND, lets hope we brought a smile to the high street shoppers!

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Entering the 21st Century and an Art Exhibition

I have finally been gently guided to the world of blogging by my dear friends Maeve and Kim who helped with my website and feel I am finally embracing the naughties just before they end!

The TRAIL art exhibition in Teignmouth, Devon runs from the 20th July to 2nd September and I will be exhibiting  a stained glass and recycled glass mosaic as part of this outdoor sculpture trail.  All of the exhibits will be made from atleast 70% recycled materials and have an environmental theme.  I have chosen to abstract an image of a plankton bloom off the south west coast and have used entirely recylced glass, from RIO in Ottery St Mary and the waste glass from  Glow Worm stained glass, Plymouth and from my own stained glass business.  As well as shells and other found items.

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work in progress

Mark, my fantastic husband has been brilliantly encouraging and looked after the kids loads whilst I fight against the tide of washing and small child mess to complete this and my fantastic friends at the Twisted Yarms knitting circle really gave me the confidence to do this after a long break from any formal artist activities and I can’t thank them enough.

Check back here to see if it stood upto 6 weeks on the sea front! and all my other new adventures


I am a stained glass artist working in Exeter and a busy mum of 2; trying to carve a path through the tide of washing and children's toys that stands between me and making beautiful things.

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