Colourful tiles

These decorative wall tiles ran the length of a very long corridor at Cragside, an impressive Victorian house near Morpeth in Northumberland …


Some obvious knitting inspiration there, don’t you think?

What has inspired you this week? I’d love to hear all about it!



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Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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5 Responses to Colourful tiles

  1. swissrose says:

    Beautiful! I thought of you in Aachen Cathedral, where the arches were covered in mosaic, each one different but one like daisies. They were installed in the very early 20th century and seemed to me to be influenced by Arts and Crafts, German-style! Lots of inspiration there, anyway.
    At the mo, inspiration from the descriptions of the Isle of Harris in my audiobook… 🙂 but busy on babywear 😮


    • yarnsmithery says:

      The cathedral arches sound amazing – a destination to add to my list, I think! What’s the title of your audio book and do you recommend it? x


      • swissrose says:

        Coffin Road by Peter May – an exciting thriller, definitely recommend anything by him (Enzo Files set in France (6), China thrillers (6), Hebrides trilogy, standalone “Entry Island” set on the Madeleine Islands/Canada, etc….) and beautifully read by Peter Forbes.
        Will email you photos ;o


  2. Laura says:

    Those are gorgeous tiles. I suppose they were made by hand too.


  3. yarnsmithery says:

    Yes, I imagine they were handmade – I’d love to find out more about them. They were pretty impressive and the corridor was enormous – it must have cost a fortune to decorate it. Beautiful!


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