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Knitting for Crafty Brides

Following on from last weeks train of thought; it can sometimes be difficult convincing ‘non crafty types’ that knitting and crochet are worthy and grown up activities.

When I worked in an FE college I would occasionally ask a class of 17 year olds to play word associations and without fail the word knitting would prompt a loud chorus of ‘OLD GRANNIES!’

But I refused to rest my case. I would always open it, unpack it, unpick it and attempt to refashion the damaged reputations of traditional crafts.

So when I was invited to take part in a ‘wedding shoot’ I seized the opportunity to explore new territory.

The shoot was initiated and organised by our favourite photographer Eliza Boo and a host of fabulous Norfolk based businesses participated in creating a breathtaking environment at Godwick Hall. The props were beautiful, the dresses exquisite and the styling and make up immaculate.

I made two knitted and crocheted head-dresses for the shoot using a combination of our knitted daisies, the crochet forget-me-nots featured in Issue 13 of The Mercerie Post, and a handful of little crochet daisies.

These experimental prototypes are The Mercerie’s first venture into the wedding arena – but we are very excited about it and are planning a range of bespoke wedding accessories for the autumn.

So what does the word knitting make us think of this week? ‘BEAUTIFUL BRIDES!’

Hooray!

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Crochet for brides

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With huge thanks to Elizaboo Photography and all the amazing companies that contributed to creating a beautiful collection of images, of which these are just a tiny selection.

Photography: Eliza Boo Photography: http://elizaboophotography.com
Tipis: Magical Tipis: www.magicaltipis.co.uk
Bridal wear: Jennie Cross Brides: www.jenniecross.co.uk
Floristry: Libby Ferris Flowers: http://www.libbyferrisflowers.co.uk/
Venue: Godwick Great Barn’s Magical Meadow: http://godwickhall.co.uk/
Make up artist: Paula Daynes: www.pauladaynes.co.uk
Menswear: Slaters: www.slaters.co.uk
Lighted signs, Argent &Sable: http://www.argentandsablesigns.co.uk/
Interior styling: La Belle Amour: www.labelleamour.co.uk
Dessert tables, The Little Party Company: www.facebook.com/thelittlepartycompanyuk
Little bridesmaids & page boys: Coccolinos: http://coccolinonorwich.co.uk/
The Jewellery Room: www.jewellery-room.com

This post is a link in a circle of blogs called sisterhood stories. Please visit Laura next and leave some love on the way 🙂

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