|This mosaic was just on the side of building almost given no prominence!|
I was based in Kiev for my stay and was able to wander the streets in the evening and marvel at the incredible architecture of this very old city.
It took me a couple of days to find my feet really. There was real culture shock but I really warmed to this place. I would have loved to stay longer. I've started making a cabbage salad I had there (recipe by taste alone) it takes me right back. I anyone has the true recipe I'd love it.
|The view from my hotel balcony.|
The workshops here were 1 day each and built on the skills acquired from the day before. We began with interpreting images in felt.
Day 2 was hats. The women were so much fun and really began to discover that language is not such a large barrier to getting to know people. I had a lot of fun.
|I just love this shot of Anna|
Day three was small sculptures and my mind was stretched helping them to interpret their ideas into a template shape that would work for their plan. I did not manage to get photos of them all unfortunately but here are some.
I had such a memorable time in Kiev and my sincerest thanks goes to Oksana who started the whole European trip by just asking me to come!! All it takes is an idea.
|Roads in Kiev|
I was moved by this place. Immersed in this historic place you begin to wonder how events came to pass and how life was here not so long ago. It seems a lot of handcrafts have been lost as whole villages were moved and looms and spinning wheels left behind. There is a vibrancy here that will be making it's mark on the crafting world in the not too distant future.