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Embroidery with hochanda part 2...

An update on my beautiful Rowandean embroidery kit from Hochanda.  As you can see it's really beginning to take shape and I've reached the fun bit - stitching with the organza fabric (all part of the kit!).

I love the texture the organza adds to the design and all those french knots - stunning!    I can't wait to finish it.  I'm hoping to have more time to stitch now that the nights are drawing in,

Since part 1 I've had more thoughts on what to do with the finished piece.  Make it into a bag, rather like this one ?

For the love of Yarn...

I was lucky enough to see a preview screening of this fab new film...


Available in UK cinemas from 9th October

Officially selected for SXSW and Goteborg Film Festival 2016, YARN is a poetic documentary which follows four international artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colourful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends.

The film introduces us to the unique stories of characters from four different countries that use yarn in very different ways. Their view of the world is reflected through their passion with yarn as they travel around the world spreading their work. The characters all have one thing in common - they all work by hand and their work is in one way or another interacting with the environment; as part of architecture, the streets, nature and people.

It's an interesting documentary celebrating yarn as an art form rather than a craft hobby.  Focusing on a handful of global artists whose work explores the endless possibilities in a skein of yarn.  The film proves that knitting and crocheting can produce absolutely stunning works of art. As a knitter and crocheter I found it extremely fascinating.
To coincide with UK Wool Week (10th - 16th Oct ) there are screenings throughout the UK, to find a screening near you and for more information about the film you can visit the website here