I Love Sherwood!

Every year, Sherwood art week makes me feel really proud to live here!

Sherwood is on the outskirts of Nottingham and I very rarely need to venture into Nottingham because I can find everything I need here. My favourite places include A Room Full of Butterflies/ Homemade, A Stones Throw, Le Mistral, The Little Deli and of course The Thompson Brothers grocers.

Throughout Sherwood art week, all the local shops have art in the windows and some even had live music. My favourite event is the Secret Garden Craft Fair. We were so lucky with the weather last weekend and it was lovely to sit in the sunshine eating burgers, listening to live musc and drinking very strong cider! I stocked up on cards from Eloise Renouf and we bought a birthday gift from Katrin Moye.

The people of Sherwood surpassed themselves with yarn bombing this year and I stopped to take a photo of nearly every tree, gate, bench- and even a crochet bike! My favourite was the WI tree with pompoms.



Last weekend we also had our knit in public event at the Arboretum. This was followed by a booze-up with the Knit Nottingham crew- but unfortunately I had to get home to do some work and only managed the park section of the event! Again- we were very lucky with the weather and had a great time knitting, chatting and eating fantastic owl and knit biscuits made by our leader Steph (the Sheriff of Knittingham).


 All in all it was the perfect crafty weekend!

4 thoughts on “I Love Sherwood!

  1. So glad you liked our tree- I’m the president of the Sherwood WI and am amazingly proud of our members who really went to town on our. contribution to the yarn bombing. My friend and I spent a lovely couple of evenings decorating our bike (next to the tree and bench) and we are now thinking of when we can pull it out again! If you’re interested, our WI is a real mix of people from 16 to 85, and we meet the last Tuesday of the month in the URC on Edwards Lane (where the craft fair is held) at 7.30. We have our own craft group too- you’d be welcome to come along and see us x


  2. So glad you liked our pompom tree- I’m the president of the Sherwood WI and am so proud of the hard work our members put in to our contribution- we had so much that we could do the bench, tree, the bike and bike racks (next to the tree) as well a fair bit outside Laurie’s fruit shop. If yo’re interested our WI is really friendly and you’re welcome to conme and see what we do- we have all ages from 16 to 85, and a craft group too. We meet last Tuesday of the month at the URC where the craft fair is held x


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