Whey Aye member Abby Bick has been busy knitting a whole menagerie of animals recently including these adorable creatures:

She has also been knitting hats, including this fabulous Newcastle / Gateshead themed one which she designed herself and is modelled by fellow WI member Anne Witton:


It features the Newcastle bridges, the castle keep, Grey's Monument and the Angel of the North.

Here Abby talks about how she became interested in all things 'crafty':

"I've always been interested in crafts since I was little and was surrounded by creative people growing up. One grandmother was a seamstress and both grannies were keen knitters. My Mum would make me dresses and knit me jumpers.

I enjoy being creative and am not afraid to experiment. When I was a teenager I made a crinoline dress out of bin bags without a pattern and wore it to a fancy dress party. More recently, I have made a giant paper mache tea pot for the Traidcraft stand at Greenbelt festival.

I have done many embroideries and samplers as presents for people. I have also made clothes and home accessories and enjoy knitting toys as gifts.

A particular favourite is my 'mini-me' dolls which are knitted miniatures of friends and family."

If you are a member of Whey Aye WI and would like your craft or hobbies profiling on this blog, drop me a line.