Portmeirion 1 Table Runner
Welcome back to Wales.
We are going to see a place which has been on my bucket list for years- Portmeirion!
Castell Deudraeth -a Victorian construction but very modern (sadly) inside.
The poshest toilets I ever did see.
Portmeirion Pottery was started by the daughter of the man who built the village.
Ebay has many pieces for you to see what it looks like.
Lets walk down the hill now towards the piazza.
On this interactive map it is areas 6-4
The village was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975.
Look up under this archway:
The next one is plain.
There is a strong Italian influence.
Looking around you could be somewhere on the Mediterranean.
Especially when the sun is shining.
The road curves. Battery Square is to the left, and the Clifftop grotto to the right.
Battery Square- such beautiful colour combinations.
Buildings are set around this area half way down the mountain slope.
View towards the piazza.
View of Clifftop buildings.
View of the Piazza.
Let us look at some of the details of Battery Square buildings:
Seeing painted buildings like this is virtually unheard of in the UK, but something I have seen a lot of in Austria.
A sea horse- popular art deco motif.
Part 2 of Portmeirion next time.
Now for a little crafting I can share.
Tracy and I agreed to a challenge to make a table runner from stash creating a fabric from leftovers.
This is my one, with the top made from scraps from my scrap hamper. The backing was a piece in cream with a heart stripe.
The red binding is 2 pieces of left over bindings joined to finish this job.
Machine embroidery to the inner border pieces.
It is now in the living room which is mainly neutral with a red carpet.
Why not have a go at scrappy table runner making yourself?
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