Saturday, 6 May 2017

Brilliant Birds Flock to Rowntree Park Cafe

Our first Brilliant Birds Yarnstorm workshop of Craft & Design Month and the Voluntary Arts Festival took place at the excellent Rowntree Park Reading Cafe.  It was a beautiful day and we had a great turn out.  As you can see above, lots of birds flew in.

Kate & Francesca enjoying refreshments, the view and making birds!

Everyone was hard at work...
Liz, Margaret, Alison, Michelle & Julia

 Linda braved the hula hoop weaving...

Pam, Linda & Irene

Owls were popular but Lucy tackled a hummingbird...

Lucy, Pie, Amanda & Diana

Ann & Beth were knitting robins...

Ann & Beth

Claire's making a puffin...

Amy & Claire

Anna, Donna & Bronwen

We loved Anna's tiny blackbird...

Anna's Tiny Blackbird

Rosemary, Alyson & Naomi

There was alot of stitching going on too... 

Emma, Maddie & Natalie

The two hours really flew by.  We also had an unexpected attendee - Peter Bayliss from the York Photographic Society.  Peter busied himself taking pictures of the workshop makers and the making process. Here's a sneaky peek... 

You can see all Peter's photos of the workshop here.  They're great!  You can also see more of Peter's work here.

So, thank you to everyone who came to make #BrilliantBirds, to Rowntree Park Cafe for making us so welcome and to Peter for his fab photos!


  1. Really enjoyed the session. Finished off a couple of birds and had a good chat with people round my table and beyond. Forgot to bring home some wool to do more knitting and pompom making!

    1. Glad you had a good time & thanks for coming along!

  2. First time I have ever been involved in anything like this and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately will not be able to make any other sessions, but will keep knitting at home!

    1. Great you could come and fab that you're keeping on knitting x

  3. I was there too! Thanks for putting the owl pattern through my letter box. Loved it and will be there at the next one.

    1. See you there - can't wait to see your finished owls!

  4. Looks like a lot of fun! The birds ar great: very happy looking!

    1. Thank you - we've had lots of great makes!