Needles & Pins

Happy Easter!

Recently, aside from finally finishing that illustration, my exploits have been mostly yarn based. First up, there was the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, for which Craft Reactor were asked to turn the Drill Hall’s Cow Parade Cow into a sheep for the day. I contributed the head (well, mask and wig), other helpful helpers made some leg warmers and fringey bits, and visitors to the festival were asked to make pompoms to cover the beast. Sadly I couldn’t be there to join in the fun, but it turned out great and the festival was a huge success, by the sounds of it.

Next Sunday, 7 April, will see the first Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, and with it more yarn! Madeleine Shepherd, of Plum & Pepper Studio, has been at it again, and, together with Julia Collins started Botanica Mathematica, a project which explores “the mathematical processes underpinning botanical structures”, by, well, knitting them. I’ll be a minion at their stall at the Faire on Sunday, helping people through the creation of, amongst other things, Binary Bonsais.

Binary Bonsai


So, pop along if you can, and if not, make your own in the comfort of your own home, you can find the pattern on the website, or in the Botanica Mathematica Ravelry Group.

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