Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Hooked on Plants

In January with a group of lovely Cam City WI ladies I became part of a crochet project unlike any other. Our aim was to create a series of trailing plants from arid environments which were to be displayed in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden during the Festival of Ideas. We met up every month at the cafe in the gardens, and now after 10 tea and cake fuelled sessions our creations are finally complete. Here they are...

I worked on Epiphyllum anguliger, also known as the fishbone cactus. Here it is with delicate flowers, pot and soil (all crochet!) and embroidered Latin name tag. When we started in January many of the group were complete beginners at crochet and it been fantastic to see how far everyone has progressed since then!

Other members of our WI group got involved by creating crochet lichen.

The project was led by Joanne of Not So Granny who guided and supported us through the process of designing and making patterns to create our chosen plants. She is a fantastic teacher and without her talent and patience it wouldn't have been possible to achieve such amazing results.

I hope you like our creations! The plants will be on display until Sunday 3 November so do pop in to take a peek if you can.

If you'd like to hear more about the project from other participants take a look at blogs from ClaireabellemakesMiss Chaela BooNot So Granny and Knitnrun4sanity. There is also an article by Cambridge News and information on Cam City WI and Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, these look amazing! If only I lived closer, would love to see them for real! :)