A rainy grey lunch hour in Manchester City centre can mean only one thing. A quick trip to the Northern Quarter for craft based cheer.
Firstly I needed a yarn fix, so headed up Tib Street, leaping across a few puddles, to craft giant Abakhan.
Check out this huge wall of woolly joyfulness:
Browsing the books I found one about arm knitting, which is now on my list of things to try, along with finger crochet and leg weaving (okay I made that last one up).
Now I’m not sure what these poor little fellas had done to deserve this fate…
I do like a variegated yarn, but what colour to choose? I went for this one:
Not another YONKU but purchased for the purpose of designing a mandala, a sort of psychedelic doily for the modern era.
After achieving woolly purchase buzz, I headed round the corner to lovely Manchester Arts and Crafts Centre for a mooch.
Where I found some gorgeous hand crafted delights. Amazing paper sculptures by Kate Kelly:
You can see more of her work here . Lots of fabulous jewellery and some nice knitted and crocheted items made me wish I had some spends.
Fully re-fuelled on crafty happiness I traipsed back through the wind and rain to my office.