November’s Photographic Challenge

Wild Daffodil hosts a monthly photographic challenge, this months theme is patina which to me is the sheen of age, that lovely smooth, worn feel of wood or metal, even old stone steps that gives a hint of the history an object has witnessed.

In the summer I visited Blackwell, an Arts & Crafts style house near Windermere with my Embroiderers Guild. Every window had an individually designed handle and they all had that lovely worn look.

The beautiful oak features in Blackwell were wonderful to touch.

This is Piece Hall in Halifax, the original cloth market, it was re-opened last year after being restored. They’ve managed to keep that patina of age whilst updating it for modern use.Piece Hall

Well I had to squeeze in a Lake District photo if I could! This is Derwentwater, the launches run a regular service around the Lake which walkers use like buses. The boats were built in the 1920’s and 30’s and have a wonderful feel about them, layers of varnish polished by thousands of bottoms!

Launch on Derwentwater

This is Beverley Minster, it’s a stunning place, in these old church buildings you can see where people have walked or have touched things over hundreds of years.

Now that’s what you call patina! This is the kitchen at Harewood House. I wouldn’t like the job of polishing all that copper though!

New things can have a nice feel to them too particularly if they are craftsman made. This is a ‘bobbin’ I had turned for an embroidery about Catbells. I love the feel of it. To see more infor about this project, please follow the link to the original post

This is Pearl, my vintage Singer sewing machine, one day I will make a quilt on her…

For more patina photos follow the link to Wild Daffodil, she’s got some lovely photos of a fascinating house called Nuffield Place.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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6 Responses to November’s Photographic Challenge

  1. wybrow1966 says:

    I am intrigued about the little embroidery about cat bells.

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  2. I’m with you – Old buildings, old stone steps, that boat with seats polished by bottoms. 🙂 Your post is a feast of delights. Thanks so much for entering the Monthly Meet-Up.


  3. KerryCan says:

    Beautiful shots of beautiful old stuff! I might like the boat best of all.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautiful photography. Your photos are amazing

    Liked by 1 person

  5. What fantastic photos! Thank you for sharing!

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