Well, it’s all over for this year so make sure you find out about next year’s event.
Saturday was the great day of makers from all over the country showing what they made and giving everyone a chance to have a go. I loved the atmosphere – a buzz of excitement and people exchanging information.
I loved the robotic knitting machine and the Imperia sock knitting machine made over a hundred years earlier and working perfectly with the help of a human hand! Here’s Tom working with the old knitting machine.
Go to his website which is full of wonderful images and info about an exhibition – The Visible Mending Programme: making and re-making. www.tomofholland.com
If you enjoy knitting you’ d love to meet Sue Craig, a real enthusiast and organiser of Knitting the Map project. They are using natural dyes to colour the wool. The subtle colours are perfect for knitting the strip fields from the old map.
There’s information about this project here:: www.knittingthemap.org
All sorts of workshops took place on the Sunday and I had a great time learning how to make a plaited container using tetrapaks: Native Hands – Foraged from the Urban Jungle. Have a look at my post about stitched bark containers.