We spent a lovely day at the Glasgow River Festival yesterday. The weather was gorgeous, not a drop of rain which was unusual since we have had so much rain this year. There was so much to see and loads for the kids which was great they were all having so much fun.
This is the newest bridge to be built over the River Clyde. I can't remember it's real name but the locals call it the "squinty" bridge so that's what it will be known as for ever now. It lies at an angle across the river - hence it's name.
The Royal Navy were there. I have an affinity with the Navy since my younger twin brothers both served in the Navy. This is the Marine band, they were wonderful.
There were a couple of Puffers. This is the Vital Spark which I remember from a TV programme from my youth.
He stood like this without flinching the whole time the band played.
This is the tower at the Science Museum. There's a lift that takes you to the top - the views are stunning.
Imagine my surprise when I saw someone absailing down the tower. He was apparently up there fixing the lift (elevator). Brave guy.
This is the Armadillo. We have been to see various acts there it has wonderful accoustics.
There was a question on the QuiltArt list a couple of weeks ago asking where you get your inspiration. I find inspiration all around in nature, my surroundings and from others - inspiration is everywhere. I thought this would make a fantastic quilt. The Armadillo reflected in another building.
I love these tall ships in fact I am in the process of building a model ship with all its rigging. I also build model remote controlled aircraft. To date I have built a glider and have almost finished a Fokker Triplane complete with pilot.
There was a tent filled with craftsmen from stained glass to fibre dyeing. Galgael, (the site is slow to load) a community of creative people who get together to regenerate themselves and their local area in Govan.
There was a spinner, spinning yarn from their own fleece, which was used for felting and the yarns were dyed using natural dyes. I had a fascinating chat about natural fabric dyeing. The colours were stunning- soft and gentle. I have been interested in natural dyeing for a while and now armed with some great information I am going to have a go.