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Keep Calm and Carry Yarn, Part 2

On Saturday I returned to the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford for the ‘Keep Calm and Carry Yarn’ event.  The Sun was shining and the countryside looked beautiful.  During Keep Calm and Carry Yarn there were exhibitions, demonstrations of spinning and weaving, and opportunities to try felting, crochet and hand knitting. I’ve […]

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Plate at The Crown: meeting place for the Charnwood Knitting Group

Charnwood Knitting Group

I’ve been going to a couple of knitting groups for many years – actually both are into their second decades!  The Charnwood knitting group has met in various venues over the years (homes, then Blackberry Yarns in Mountsorrel, then homes again, then the Toby Carvery in Loughborough).  Recently, we have changed both day and venue. […]

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Keep Calm and Carry Yarn

Keep Calm and Carry Yarn, Part 1

A few weeks ago I visited The National Centre for Craft & Design for the first time.  This is in Sleaford, a small market town in Lincolnshire.  I didn’t see that much of Sleaford (unless you count driving round the one-way system several times), but the little I did see is very attractive. I’ll be returning […]

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Feltings - mobile phone cosies

Makers’ Yard and Makers’ Mart

In my last post I wrote about the St George’s area of Leicester and showed you some of the old warehouses and factory buildings.  Regeneration of this area and its rebranding as ‘The Cultural Quarter’ started around 2000.  A new theatre (Curve) was built, Leicester’s arts cinema (Phoenix) relocated, and the Moderne cinema became the Athena conference centre. Alongside these […]

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Summer meadow

Patchwork Plants

I’ve been inspired by nature from an early age.  In particular I love plants, and have fond memories of helping my father on his allotments.  He taught me to identify common plants and to grow vegetables from seed. The success of animal species is dependent on protecting plant habitats, so I have supported the charity […]

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