Dorset Art Weeks and Wiltshire white horses

We’re just back from a long weekend in Dorset, staying with friends. We took the opportunity to visit the studios of a number of the artists and craftspeople taking part in Dorset Art Weeks, which lasts for another week. The highlights for me were the cabinetmakers Cameron and Talbot, a glassmaker/sandblaster called Ruth Dresman and a Scandinavian quiltmaker, Birgitta Debenham.

We came home via other friends in Wiltshire. I hadn’t realised there were quite so many white horses in the area, of the carved-into-a-chalk-hillside variety. This is the one just west of Westbury, which I thought was the best of the bunch.

Westbury white horse

Westbury white horse

I’ve been too busy to do any serious knitting, but I did take my Tour de France bunting with me.

Bunting string

Bunting string

Since knitting the string in the photo I have become bored with triangles and have started making jersey-shaped bunting instead. Before the weekend away I picked up the stitches around one armhole of my gansey and started on the sleeve. In doing so I discovered an error in the sewing-up instructions in the free pattern that Frangipani supply with their yarn. The mistake is only with the version that is knitted flat – the markers to denote the placement of the sleeves are in the wrong position. Frangipani are going to correct this in future copies of the pattern.

About yorkshirecrafter

I live and work in West Yorkshire.  I've always enjoyed crafts of all types, from woodwork to lace-making.  I also enjoy anything mathematical, which makes knitting a favourite pastime, especially complicated designs.  I've been advising businesses and industry on environmental matters for 30 years and also have an interest in green living, especially where it saves me money. I live with my husband and our Maine Coon in a 100-year-old cottage that constantly needs something doing to it.  Fortunately, I enjoy DIY too.
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1 Response to Dorset Art Weeks and Wiltshire white horses

  1. Pingback: Another white horse | YorkshireCrafter

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