Monday, September 25, 2006

Knitted Garden part one

Sorry but there are a lot of photos (there would have been more but blogger said 'No!')

Exeter saw the first staging of the Knitted Garden. I can't begin to say what was in it but if you click on the photos they should be larger.
I'll post about the show later, more exciting garden shots first :-)


Knitted shed, back brick wall, bird table, runner beans on canes...

Knitted path, recycled lawn area...

Deck chair....

Planted up veg plot....

Complete with Mr Mole !!!







Better view of the radio and grass..



Children were spending ages running round, confused about knitted cakes !!
















Back wall with Wisteria,

William the cactus.












Shed view, with watering can,

Crazy paving path...










Pond shot, frogs, goldfish, fishing gnome...

Bullrushes, crocheted rocks...


My squirrel going up the bird table... but will the mouse get there first ?









The flower border....







The top of the pond, smaller pond was made by a young lad using finger knitting..

The mice were getting everywhere.....








Mr Mole liked being in the veg plot, complete with worms !

The soil was an interesting design of machine knitting.







And the robin had the best view of the public, resting on a fork handle !

Packets of seeds,

Sack of potatoes with mice...

Prize winning pumkin...




The garden got a lot of press - Local news presenters were taught to knit in it, my hands were filmed knitted for ITV.

There was a feature in the Daily Express.
It may be featured in other national papers as well.

Mr Mole was in the show program three times and in the local Exeter newspaper.

The Garden will be at the Fashion for Embroidery show in Harrogate in a few weeks time. It will also be staged differently at each show, and we will be Knitting and Nattering nearby so we can explain and hear the comments.....

7 Comments:

Blogger Sue said...

That looks absolutely brilliant! Did you have a good time? Spend lots? :-)

6:54 pm  
Blogger Rosie said...

Love it! Any idea how many people knitted things for it? I'm not surprised that Mr Mole stole the show, mind you.

7:51 pm  
Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

Nice to see Mr Mole getting the attention he deserves - and enjoying the veg patch!

8:56 pm  
Blogger gourdongirl said...

The garden looks amazing. So much work, by so many people....brilliant!

9:44 pm  
Blogger Woolly Wormhead said...

Love it!

10:06 pm  
Blogger Rain said...

That is beyond cool. It looks absolutely fantastic. It it tours near me I'd definielty go and see it.

7:36 am  
Blogger lin said...

that looks like loads of fun. How cool is that? Did you get any goodies?

10:59 am  

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