Sunday, 28 April 2013

Day 2 – Pour l’Amour du Fil

Our second day started great. What better way to start your day having breakfast on the terrace outside.

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Me basking in the sun

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There is a line forming, but we can’t go in as it doesn’t open till 10am

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Mirjam admiring the knitting & crocheting.

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Close-up

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Getting ready for the show. The poles are being fitted, by all these knitted & crocheted coverings. I asked what would you call them? And I got a reply Smile. The poles are called yarnbombing. So I guess this lady is yarnbombingNerd. Thanks, Ruth.

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Going down the escalators to visit Les Maisons.

Moro Japanese exposition

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Nathalie Méance – La Fée Pirouette

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Polly Minick & Laurie Simpson Maison

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Petra Prins Maison

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Di Ford Maison

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Kaffe Fassett Maison

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The knitters of Nantes

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Going up the escalators!

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Look at this beauty. I know the quilter of this baby Jane Wink This beauty is being seen by everyone when you leave the hall. I hope you didn’t miss it!

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Some other quilts on display.

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A view from the other side looking down at the vendors at this quilt festival.

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An impression of my Thursday morning.

4 comments:

baukje said...

Oh Helen wat heb je een mooie foto's!!! Mag ik er een paar gebruiken, met een link erbij natuurlijk? Ik heb vandaag ook een post geschreven.... Jammer dat ik niet de tweede workshop kon doen. Ze had geen snippertje stof extra!

Debby said...

Bedankt voor de geweldige foto's!

Groetjes Debby

ruthsplace said...

The poles are called Yarnbombing. There is a mix of knitting and crochet on the poles.

What a gorgeous quilts!

suz said...

I love the yarnbombing! I've only seen it on blogs - I'd love to see it in person. The quilts are amazing! I love the Dear Jane quilts and so admire anyone who would make one. Many years ago I make a ton of 3 inch blocks designed by Judi Rothermel - someday I'll put them together - but that pretty much did me in for making lots and lots of tiny blocks. I remember one block having something like 29 pieces in it! I couldn't figure out how to put it together at first but kept a black and white copy of it on the bulletin board at my desk. One day I realized it was just a 9-patch. After that, "easy" sailing! One thing I did learn what how to break down a break down a block.