I've had such a lovely time today.....making a little bird brooch with Kathleen in Cafe Salvation at Posterity. Met some very creative & interesting people there too...did a bit of stitching (quite a novelty for me) & had a fab lunch!
Looking forward to the next one.....!
Gorgeous coloured threads....
A blank canvas!
Some examples of various stitches done by Kathleen
My little go at some of the stiches.....
Selected colours to make the bird & cut out using templates
My slightly rushed finished brooch
Some of the other examples...almost finished!
Super cafe with delicious food yum!
Beautiful tiles in the cafe
Even a resident duck sitting on her nest!
What a great way to spend a few hours...conversation & creativity.
On my visit to see the Dionne Swift exhibition mentioned in my last post I also found Shrewsbury to be a really interesting place to visit too! I've never been before (don't know why) & hadn't realised about the Darwin connection either. When I spotted this amazing sculpture along the riverbank I was quite excited! I think it's beautiful...
I've found out since a little about the piece which is called: Quantum Leap & you can read & see more here
Quantum Leap was unveiled in Mardol Quay Gardens, Shrewsbury to mark Darwin’s bicentenary in 2009. The sculpture represents Darwin’s ground breaking scientific ideas and his impact on the scientific world.
Designed by Pearce & Lal, the sculpture is an impressive 12 metres high and 17.5 metres long, weighing in at more than 100 tonnes
This is part of the Darwin Gate...
The Darwin Gate is a relatively new addition to the town. It is a piece of modern, public art created by Renn & thacker and it is located at Mardol Head.
The gate acts as the start and finish point for the Darwin walk around Shrewsbury.
The gate was opened by Councillor Miles Kenny (the Mayor of Shrewsbury) during a public unveiling in November 2004.
Lots of interesting patterns & textures on the buildings around Shrewsbury...
think a longer little weekend visit in the near future!?