As a resident of Hay-on-Wye I especially love the open-mindedness and eccentricity that pervades our community.
I will be putting this to the test with small bursts of Yarn 'Graffiti' (each one a Work Of Heart) attached to other-wise dull structures and willing places of interest around town.
The intention is to inspire a Yarn Craft Revival and put a smile on the faces of the Locals, as well as the Visitors to our lovely town.
Despite my painful fibromyalgia-ridden legs, I had to celebrate International Yarn Bombing day, so I dragged myself around Hay to spread a little Yarn Love. I had two fellow Stitchers with me but they had forgotten what day it was (as I nearly did) and had no tags themselves, but came round with me for a while to add to the excitement : )
On my way round I saw Jenny Valentine who owns Hay Deli (as well as writing books) and she told me that the string of flowers on the shop door had been stolen during Hay Literary Festival and she needed a replacement, luckily I had a perfect piece for the job...
I then continued the spree...
Adela's Dress Agency
The Red Cross Shop
Opposite Shepherds' Ice Cream Parlour
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Dis-used Sign-post next to Hay on Wye Booksellers
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Brook Street Pottery
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Bench near Library - a hidden heart using different stitches but same colour.
... And introducing a new shop in Hay run by a friend, it is called Rawhide and sells a variety of products related to animals, goat's milk soap, antler chandeliers, buffalo horn containers, bee propolis cosmetics, silk garments, and much more for such a tiny space.
Elizabeth, who owns Booth Books had recently asked why she hadn't got a Yarn Bomb on the shop. I hadn't bombed it as I thought that as she and Sarah Putt put so much artistic effort into their wonderful window displays they might not want my yarn bombs attached, but as she asked I was more than happy to oblige with some Fuschias.