Mid summer in Wiltshire

Wiltshire is home to Stonehenge & Avebury, ancient stone circles where the Druids meet on the winter and summer solstice.  On Midsummer’s Eve this year we went down to Avebury which is about 10 miles from where we live in Swindon.  Whilst walking around the stones I picked up a few pieces of fleece that had moulted off the sheep that roam in and out of the circles, I put these together with some pieces of flint and local chalk (not picked up at Avebury – it is a World Heritage Site after all!) and made this collage.  I hope it gives some idea of what Wiltshire is like to those who do not know the area.

The collage incorporates small pieces of weaving; the yellow is Alpaca wool which surprisingly enough Wiltshire has in abundance, the climate and lush fields being an ideal home for  these lovely animals.  The weaving was done on Butterfly Looms and Peg Looms both of which can be bought off my website Croft Looms.

 

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Marlborough Craft Fair 22nd March

Marlborough Craft Fair 22nd March 2014
Marlborough Craft Fair 22nd March 2014

I will be at the Marlborough Town Hall Craft Fair on 22nd March 2014.  Marlborough is a lovely market town full of gorgeous shops housed in beautiful buildings and on Wednesday and Saturdays there are well stocked markets along the High Street, the second widest in Britain.

I will be selling Butterfly Looms, knitting looms and accessories to make blankets and scarves, I will of course be sitting along side showing passers by how to use the looms.

So if you are in Wiltshire and fancy a stroll around one of the prettiest towns, in an area full of pretty towns, visit Marlborough on Saturday 22nd March.

Marlborough Town hall
5 High Street
Marlborough
Wiltshire
SN8 1AA