WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge — Twisted
Since the Weekly Photo Challenge is to be discontinued, I thought I should put in an entry this week. I had no idea when starting my blog that I would enjoy the WordPress Weekly Challenge so much. I will miss it, but I will just have to be brave and jump into some of the other photo challenges every now and then. In the meantime, here is my response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of ‘Twisted’. For this challenge, I found inspiration in craft.
There is something very special about hand-made crafts. Meet Ollie, the Octopus. I fell in love with him as soon as I saw him. He was made by Tania, who I met recently at Murrumbateman Farmers’ Market. It was Tania’s first market. According to Tania, Ollie was very difficult to make and caused her quite a few headaches. Hmm, I think any artist can relate to that. That’s half the fun though. Just look at Ollie; he’s so sweet! Tania’s crochet-animals are truly unique. She doesn’t yet have a website, otherwise I would share it with you.
Here is Kate, one of the owners of my favourite cafe, Trader & Co, at Yass. Trader & Co are big supporters of local craftspeople. Today, Kate is making a crown of eucalypt leaves for her friend’s birthday party. Why buy when you can twist?
This beautiful macrame piece is a work of art. It hangs at Trader & Co. There was a time when I thought macrame was a bit daggy (that’s an Aussie colloquialism for
a bit daggy unfashionable). When I was growing up, my mother used to have several macrame pot plant holders. I was rather dismissive of them, but now I yearn for some macrame pot holders of my own. Oh my goodness, I think I am turning into my mother!
And you just can’t go past a good tea-cosy. I once gave my mother a rooster tea-cosy. Tea- cosy makers are such creative people, don’t you think? Note to readers – I cannot crochet or knit.
Do you like to do the twist?
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