Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Festival

I haven’t been for the last couple of years but this year I decided to make the effort to go to the Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Festival as it’s always full of wonderful beautiful things and talented craftspeople. It’s only 8 miles away but I decided to cycle there and back (it took me an hour each way!) So, even if I had hundreds of £££s to spend (I didn’t) I couldn’t take anything large or heavy or breakable back with me. And I could have spent hundreds of £££s – there were so many beautiful things there…   This was my favourite stand… Cups-and-hooks-2.600   Helaina Sharpley I couldn’t stop staring at her wirework – it was amazingly strange and lovely.   I only found one stand selling hand knitting – the lovely, friendly Belinda Harris-Reid. And that’s where I found my one wee purchase – a lovely turned wood yarn bowl… DSC_0067 I’ve wanted one for ages but it felt like too frivoulous and luxurious a thing…maybe I should get a second one for when I’m knitting in two colours?…   (BTW – the knitting in the picture above is the latest design I’m working on and it’s *gasp* NOT an accessory!)   If you can get to the Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Festival next year – I highly recommend it.   TKM x

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