Monastery of St Nicholas, Porto Lagos, Greece


223 2020 Monastery of St Nicholas Porto Lagos

It was a very eventful day when we went there. Started off by rescuing a wild tortoise that was crossing the road (on a zebra crossing). Then we had to do a four mile detour on a rough mud road (in our ordinary car) in order to get across a river that had no bridge on the road. After that we saw the monastery marked on the map – such a beautiful setting with wildfowl water park all around. Had a lovely conversation with a young monk – he was laughing that his beard was slightly longer than my husband’s (which is very long too!). After that we went in search of a 17th century Ottoman bridge. We eventually found it – complete in all its glory, but we had to go via a back road because the 20th century main road bridge had collapsed. All in all a memorable day.

Faceknits Knitted Pictures

animals, blank cards, cushions, floral, landscapes, music, portraits, street scenes

This is my new website to illustrate my knitted pictures, cushions, greetings cards etc.

I have knitted throughout my life and since 2006 have been obsessed with hand knitting images developed from photographs, most of which I have captured myself. I have not found anyone else working in the same way. None of the yarns used are bought specially, but are all collected as oddments and unwanted stock.

Just like wool oddments, photos trigger memories, and I aim to capture an expression, an attitude or moment in time, and make the viewer smile, maybe with recognitions of their own. Each split second portrayed in an image evokes many more memories surrounding the event.

I like to experiment with colour and texture, and mix yarns like paint to create an illusion of light, shade, depth and vibrancy.  Even though traditional knitting methods are used, the free use of yarns creates fluidity in constructing a picture.