Look at this, Mummy.

knitted plants

“Look at this, Mummy.”

yarn plants

“Look at this, Mummy.”

yarn fruit tree

“Look at this, Mummy.”

And I did look. There were wonderful plants with the most imaginative names.

needle felted scuptures

“Look at this, Mummy. Are all the statues needle-felted?”

Yes, including the moon gazing hare in the corner.”

fuzzy felt needle felting

“Look at this, Mummy. Can I have a go, please?”

needle felting nature2

“Look at this, Mummy. I made it.”

(Note to self: loved that they cut quilt batting into shapes and then needle felted onto the shape.)

tissue paper window

(tissue paper sun catchers)

Even though the children spent most of the time pointing out the exhibits, I kept turning round, looking up and seeing more. I could swear that more were added as we went round. There was so much to see. Very inspirational.

I loved the way the organisers had put it all together. Beautiful bird houses came out of the wall on branches, from a wall covered in tree trunks. Needle felted mice nibbling real biscuits. (As we left, BL was enchanted to see that only the biscuit crumbs were left.) Moving pictures inside a bird box. Every nook and cranny had something to notice and enjoy.

We ducked down to go through tunnels. We pushed through a forest made of trees printed on banners and bats on springs. We stopped to play with the bubbles from a fantasy plant. We hooked a few ducks. There was so much to see.

bird box decorating

Inspired by all they saw, the children appreciated the chance to express their creativity. They added to the giant fuzzy felt board, by making a flying bird and a dragonfly. They decorated little houses, after viewing the fabulous ones in the exhibition.

My photos fail to capture it all, but hopefully give you a tiny taste of the exhibition. The creative contributors and organisers had put such thought into it all and pulled off a fabulous exhibition. For those of you in the Bristol area, the exhibition is open until next Sunday, and I can highly recommend a visit. It is an exhibition that would appeal to all generations.  Details here.

8 thoughts on “Look at this, Mummy.

  • Monday 15 April, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you for recommending this fabulous exhibition, Cheryl. My family thoroughly enjoyed visiting it, and I think we have a new hobby in our household: needlepointing. Therapeutic and creative – how lovely!

    • Wednesday 17 April, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      I’m glad you had a good time. Needle felting is mesmerizing to do. My children can’t wait to get my needles out at home and make more.

  • Monday 15 April, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    That looks like absolute heaven. Can you feel my envy? Birthdays and Christmas all at the same time!

    • Wednesday 17 April, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      So much to see. I came away with so many ideas and inspirations. I don’t have enough time to do them all. 😀

  • Wednesday 17 April, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    It looks amazing, but sadly it’s a bit far for us 😥

    And the idea of cutting quilt batting into shapes and needle felting onto that is inspired. I’m off to check the cupboard for quilt batting! :mrgreen:

    • Thursday 18 April, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      Need to be careful not to do it too tight, otherwise the shape can become warped. I’m looking forward to having a go.

  • Friday 19 April, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    ooooooh!!!!! i love every single one of these photos!! what a wonderful time you all had! thank you so much for sharing with the rest of us!

    • Monday 22 April, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      I can see this event becoming a fixture on our calendar. Really well done.

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