Thursday, 7 February 2019

All arty and crafty

Oh dear, oh dear, I seem to be missing some posts. Not my fault, I have found a Facebook group, Textile Art Collective, and have been spending time on there. With over 21,000 members world wide, it can get quite busy. Lots of pictures to peruse, lots of inspiration for possible future projects, and lots of friendly banter. It's a closed group so if anyone is interested just click the button to join. Read the rules, there are rules, and write a few words about yourself. No selling allowed.

I kept these photo's back from the Cromford walkabout, saving them until I had a gap. I love the way the green mossy type stuff is appearing from underneath the rotting brown leaves, and climbing up the trees and twigs. Isn't it beautiful.

We went to the Scrapstore yesterday, me and two friends. As well as delivering the scrap I had for them, we found a few things to buy. Afterwards we went to the Tileworks Artisan Village on the south side of the Humber Bridge. There is a lady there called Material Gail who has a sewing shop and does workshops. She makes beautiful stuff.

Lunch time now, I need to get off this computer.  ilona


  1. Ive never seen moss growing on twigs like that.It a lovely colour.I find moss on my decking when the birds have pulled it out of the guttering and I always gather it up and put it in my compost heap.Although,I am not on facebook,i clicked your link and saw some of Material Gails work.She makes some beautiful stuff.I wonder if she got her name from Madonnas song Material Girl...cause thats what kept going through my head as I was looking at her work!!

  2. thought you might get a kick out of seeing this "Victorian Couple"...

    it is nice they found each other, as each is so immersed in the Victorian era, nice they have each other for company.

  3. The moss is beautiful and the have never seen so much.
    Hope you got some things from the scrapstore.
    Hazel c uk

  4. Strangely enough Ilona, I've recently joined my county Bryophyte group (being interested in plants and all that) and we go out once a fortnight for the day to identify and record lots of mosses, it's really interesting and amazing how many different sorts there are. Having looked at your photos, I can (being only a beginner!) at least identify the one sticking out of the ground on the twigs, it's a feather moss called Kindbergia praelonga. The ones on the tree trunks are probably Hypnum cupressiforme amongst others, but I couldn't swear to it. learn something new every day!

  5. I love that green moss. I wonder if deer eat it.


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