I love the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, it’s always welcoming and they have a really eclectic mix of exhibitions. A couple of years ago I went and saw a collection of Matisse paper cut-outs, which was great for a small town gallery (the Thelma Hulbert is in Honiton, East Devon). Sometimes we go just to use their fully stocked art and craft room. The kids love grabbing glue and making collages, or drawing the biggest pictures they can on massive sheets of paper.
I left it really late to visit their latest exhibition, the last day is this coming Saturday (24th June). I can’t believe I didn’t see that it was on until now.
Blooming Marvellous is right up my street because it is a knitting and crochet exhibition! It’s a garden of all things yarn. People from all ages, from all walks of life, hand stitched every item on display. I wasn’t sure if it’d be a bit cutesy but I was delighted to see it all! We also contributed by adding a few rows to some knitting that was there. Can you believe that there weren’t any crochet hooks?! I forgot to take crochet flowers with me. Annoyingly, I have some at home that would have been perfect to donate.
I went with my friend and our two youngest children. The boys had a great time finding things on a list they were given. A mole in a hole, tick! A ladybird wearing a lace collar, tick! A plate of prawns, tick! (The boys were also really pleased to find plug sockets hidden in the floor. But they are only four years old). After the exhibition one of the people working there told us to go and explore the gardens. There were plenty of strawberries to find and eat, she told us. It’s little things like that, that make me like the place so much.
Blooming Marvellous has been touring the UK for the past six years and I wish I could tell you where it’ll be next so that you might get to go. Sadly, I have no idea. Hopefully it’ll be on somewhere else soon. I did take pictures though…
27 thoughts on “Blooming Marvellous – A Knit & Crochet Garden.”
It really was!
Seriously cool. Thanks for sharing
I thought so too! 😀
A little gem, I thought!
How lovely! I particularly like the long strings/garlands of flowers. What a lovely exhibit 🌺🌸🌷
There were so many pretty garlands! Just to think how many man/woman hours went in to making it all!
Yes! A huge amount, a real labour of love 😊
This is amazing! My favourite part is the pond, how cute are those frogs!
The pond is my fave too! It was wondeful.
Wow! How fab is that! Right up my street… 🙂 🙂
It was really was fab! You’d have loved it!
Very sweet <3
It really was!
Wow that’s looks incredible !
I was more impressed than I thought I’d be. I’m really glad I went!
It looks amazing!
I know! I was really impressed. 😀
Fabulous. I love the garden tools!
It’s great isn’t it?! 😀
Oh wow! So cool… I love the frog pond and the picnic!
It was my favourite bit too. The pond was instantly recognisable as crochet whereas a lot of the other stuff was all about the knitting!
Ha! Cuss those pesky knitters! I was intrigued by how many different ways there apparently are to crochet a frog! 🐸
Wow, that looks amazing! X
It was! I’m so glad I discovered it was on. I almost missed it!