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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

knitting and crochet workshop in France

Yet another beautiful sunny day, I know it should be like this in June but after such a long winter it is really welcome.
We spent part of the morning working on crochet trims on knitted fabric, but this is still WIP (photographs tomorrow) as we left it all for lunch in Royan.

We went to our favourite cafe in the Marina for galette with salad and a pichet or two of rose. After lunch Culli went down to the boat to do a bit of maintenance and I took the girls up to the amazing church of Notre Dame. This concrete church was built around 1955 and has some of the best stained glass windows I have ever seen, they are perfect inspiration for knitting and crochet with gorgeous shades and geometric designs.

After the church we went on for a bit more retail therapy, starting with the stationery shop where we found files with printed knitted fabric covers, magazines and postcards. Onwards to the yarn shop, via a few shoe shops, chocolate shops and clothes shops. In the yarn shop we bought buttons, yarn, fabric and fine crochet cotton.

After a coffee, a wander back to the marina via a few paint bombed trees to drag Culli away and drive back home. Jacqui, Sue and Purl offered to take BeBop for a walk and did a bit of cherry scrumping on the way, I love it when you can send the guests out to find their own supper!

Tonight it is warm enough to spend the evening in the garden, so after supper of mediterranean vegetable and pasta bake and pavlova with scrumped cherries and homegrown rhubarb we sit in the garden with the citronella candles and bottles of wine until long after dark.

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