Craft and Flower Festival Weekend

SONY DSCOver the Bank Holiday I have been in St Bartholomew’s church in Snarestone at the Craft and Flower Festival.

The top picture is of Jane Davies spraying the flowers Jane & I did over the archway representing the Parish Council.  I must say I was thrilled with our hard work.

The title of the festival was ‘Our Village’ and we invited all of the  groups or organisations to contribute either a donation towards a flower arrangement or to come along and do something themselves to represent their group.  We (the committee) were delighted with the enthusiasm from those who took part.  Most of the village was represented in some way which was fantastic.

We also showcased a small number of our talented villagers who came to church to do workshops and demonstrate their skills or to talk about their hobby and for most of us, to encourage people to take up one of the fascinating hobbies on show.

I was delighted to be asked to show off my spinning as it is such an old skill and so many people think it is beyond them, which of course, it isn’t.  SONY DSC

I decorated my ‘stand’ with pictures of the ‘girls’,  took some samples of our alpaca wool and items made with alpaca wool.  I thoroughly enjoyed spinning and talking to everyone who came to see us.  It was really wonderful to show people how to ‘drop spin’ and see the delight on their faces when they can see a lovely piece of yarn appear from a fluffy piece of fleece! I taught a little girl of about 7/8 to knit and make a daisy from a wheel.  The delight on her face was wonderful to behold.

The following pictures really do not do justice to the stands and flowers that were on show but a small reminder of an extraordinary weekend in our wonderful village.


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Chris’s art Table                     Seppo’s Photography Stand           Debbie’s Dress making


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Pam’s Lace Stand                         Meg’s Flowers                                  The tote Committee


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The Globe                             The Panto Flowers and Roger’s Cane chairs           Sewing Group


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