Thanks to Lou Hannan from BBC Radio Oxford who hosted the outside broadcast during the Phil Gayle show this morning. Lou came along to the Fibreworks at 7am and joined our impromptu knitters breakfast where, Lucy, Tasha, Vicky and Terri were interviewed about their knitting and crochet passions.
What a wonderful group they are...to be with us soooo early.
During the course of the morning we encouraged Lou to join in and knit something too...She clearly knew what she was doing, see photo ...hope this keeps Phil warm and cosy Lou!!!
Close up of said hand knitted cosy to follow...those of a nervous disposition turn away:-0
Kate MacDonald (right) led a creative knitting course in our studio on Saturday. There was much stroking of different yarns and fibres, plenty of chat and then long periods of quiet as everyone focussed on their own particular creation. An afternoon of inspiration from the lovely Kate who will be back soon to lead more beginners' crochet classes and to lead a session on knitting with beads and wire - can't wait!
Valentine's Day saw the town decked out in hearts. With lots of visitors in the area for half-term holidays, we had a constant stream of people asking us about the undercover activities of our Yarnbomber. Is it me or Lesley? No! (But we secretly wish it were.)
By the end of the week BBC Radio Oxford has picked up on the story and so today I was discussing yarnbombing on the Malcolm Boynton show. Hear it again at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00nmy9g
The interview starts at 1:10:30, following almost seamlessly on from a discussion about naturism. A nasty moment, that, as I waited to be put through to the studio and suddenly had the awful thought that they might have got their interviewees mixed up ...
An hour later (at about 2:17.30) the Yarnbomber herself calls in and reveals (nearly) all about her clandestine activities.
We're in Mollie Makes this month!.
All the lovely pictures that Lesley took when we first opened have truly come into their own over the past few weeks, as we've been featured in a range of different publications, including Making, Let's Knit, the Oxford Times and the Banbury Guardian.
Our only regret is having let Andrew loose with a camera when he took the shot of the pair of us back in the summer. It was the week before we opened and I think it's fair to say we have a demented look in our eyes!
Here he is again...the lovely Sean wearing a sweater made from our Chunky Tweed Yarns. We can see where Sean gets his knitting genes from...that genes not jeans!
Having said that...Sean had a flash of inspiration recently about knitting a curtain!!! Jeans would be no problem, eh!
Looking squeezable...thanks Mum.
Our guru of rag rugging , Claire, was recently busy helping the children of Holy Trinity School, Chipping Norton. They are creating a rag rugged vision of Bliss Mill, once the tweed making capitol of the area, using cast of materials and some of the tweed made at the Mill.
Looks like a nice day there too. Will keep you posted as the work progresses....well done all.
Here's a way of having your own veggie patch with out the feeding and weeding.
Knitted for an allotment member, our knitting group has once again produced a first....a beetroot. This beauty is going home to share a veggie basket with knitted carrots and peas.
Nice work Judith.x
Lesley and Claire, partners in The Fibreworks.