Saturday, 9 November 2013

Photographs and card

Hello to Everyone who drops in today--hope it is sunny and bright where you are as it is her in the NE UK.

At Technique Time Tuesday the challenge this time is to make a Faux Frame using the wonderful video there as your guide.

It is a great technique-simple but very effective and one I will return often I'm sure. I am so pleased to have found this blog and to learn this sort of thing.


I did say earlier in the week about our trip to Hull and that there would be some photographs but when Vic showed me how many he had taken I asked him to put a few on Flickr with a link as it would have been too many for on my blog. He has posted a selection here if you would like to see them--it is open to everyone.

My main reason for wanting to go there was to visit the Maritime Museum in Hull as they had design exhibition of ganseys and jackets made, using the gansey pattern,s by students at the Art and Design College. Just to say that Hull has 8 free museums, a wonderful art gallery and The Deep that is well worth a visit. We also found lots of places we hadn't visited before.

Jackets and hats made by the students--the work on them was stunning and they were made in a cream silk like material.

Many displays of original ganseys knitted with very fine wool on very thin needles.

The ceiling of the room where they were exhibited. The whole building is amazing and is centered around the whaling industry that used to be in Hull. Wonderful samples of scrimshaw.

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie x


  1. Lovely card Chrissie hope I can play there this week!!

    Your trip sounds like fun love the pictures of students work and the building


  2. I bet that exhibition was wonderful - I think I will have to go to your display of photos as there is so much beauty there.
    Thanks for sharing Chrissie.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  3. Love your framed piece, and the exhibition looks amazing. I used to visit Hull a lot when I was in Lincoln, it's a bit too far for a day out now! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Really lovely faux framed card. Great papers and that sentiment is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday. Looks like you enjoyed your museum visit so thanks for sharing those pictures too - Karen, DT

  5. What a great sentiment on your colourful card. The photos are gorgeous. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

  6. What a fun and interesting trip! Love the pretty card!

  7. I love this technique and your card Chrissie, and your trip to Hull looked very interesting. It's only about an hour away from us yet it's not somewhere that I've been to very often xx

  8. There is supposed to be an exhibition from Hull at the Knit & Stitch show in Harrogate in a couple of weeks time, so looking forward to that having seen your fab photos.

    Great faux frame too.

    Sam xxx

  9. Such a fabulous card!!! LOVE the sweet sentiment! And it looks like that museum is a must see--the architecture is amazing! HUGS and thanks for joining us at TTT--hope you join us again soon! :) Mynn xx

  10. The exhibition looks amazing, thanks for showing the photos. Beautiful card and verse as well.
    Yvonne x

  11. Your card is so beautiful Chrissie ! Love the stamped image and the sentiment ! Thanks for sharing your pics with us ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  12. What a lovely card, so fresh and pretty... and thank you for sharing the photos from the exhibition. They've always been known as Guernseys in our house, so I had to go and look it up to check what you were talking about - but they are certainly beautiful!
    Alison x

  13. What a pretty card! I just love that sentiment. The trip to hull looks like it was wonderful! Love this pics!! Thanks for joining us at TTT this month!

  14. Your card is just gorgeous! I love the green background and that is a great faux frame! Very nice sentiment too! :) Thank you for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :) Great pictures from you trip too! That is a beautiful building!

  15. Lovely card! The stamped images play off your background in a great way! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday!


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