Preston Guild is an historic celebration, which dates back to 1179 - sharing a heritage of over 800 years. It is the only Guild still celebrated in the UK and, as such, is truly unique. Held only once every 20 years, the 2012 celebration will be the first Guild in the 21st century and the first since the granting of Preston’s city status in 2002.
We went to look at the Vintage Guild Festival held over the week-end which was set in Preston’s beautiful, Grade II Listed Avenham Park. There were lots of lovely vintage stalls, selling all things, well, vintage!
We got to try out a couple of new crafts too - finger knitting being run by The Ministry of Craft, this was great fun and very simple to do.
|I made a finger knitted flower brooch|
I also tried my hand at image transfer. There were hundreds of books to dip into and literally tear images out of. This felt a bit odd at first, as some of books looked really good, however, they were there for the very purpose of collage, so, after giving myself permission to "tear up" I did, and had lots of fun doing it.
This is the A4 collage I created, all ready for image transfer onto a small cotton bag:
|Hmmm.....things didn't go according to plan on the bag front!|
I really liked the idea of image transfer - it obviously doesn't work with text as you can tell from the bag, never mind, I had fun and I came away with enthusiasm for finger knitting and image transfer.