I have been on an amazing journey and have met some new friends.
The mentor; the amazing artist Joshua Soafer, who has a thing about noses.
The facilitators; Tricia and the rest of the Abandon Normal Devices team.
The participants; Barbara, Celia, Colin, Di, Hugh, Jean & Maud, Kat, Nicholas, and Sue.
By volunteering to assist with the Peer Assessment of the workshops. I have :-
Made felt, whilst swapping stories of home, with Jean and Maud, my felt to be incorporated into a giant nest which will be displayed at Woolfest.
After being interviewed over the phone about by memories of home, I have received an original watercolour painting by Celia.
Put up a tent and walked round a playing field with Hugh, whilst chatting about home.
Drunk barley and rye shots, and looked at all things grass with Sue in her home and the field.
Been welcomed into a temporary summer home, made temporary art and practiced mindfulness with Di.
For myself I have finally put into some sort of order my collection of crochet artefacts, patterns and books. I have researched into the social history of textiles and put together a light hearted lecture with a museum type display in my living room. I have welcomed members of the public into my home and hope I have promoted the craft/art of crochet.
I am not an historian, or a crochet professional, I'm just passionate about crocheting. And this is just a little look into of what I have put together. Please excuse the shaky video, I took with my iPad and there is no commentary.
The journey has been fascinating and enjoyable, and may yet be continuing. Who knows where this will take me.