Spiralling in blue…


When you doodle, is there a recurring shape or pattern that always seems to flow through you? For me it’s a spiral – if I’m chatting on the phone, looking for inspiration or waiting for the next question at the pub quiz, I can be quite sure to be doodling in spirals.

And so I don’t find it surprising that I seem to be drawn to spirals I see around me.

This one is a special spiral because it combines all my favourite things – spirals, shades of blue, shiny bits and best of all, can you guess….

IMAG3048yep, pigs!

This particular pig is Sulis. If you go to Bath, you can find him behind Bath Abbey. He was made by Natasha Rampley and was one of the Bath pigs who adorned the city for a public art project in 2008. They’ve all gone off to good homes (I hope) now, but if you want to see them, they all have their pictures on the King Bladud’s Pigs website.

Happy Stitching.




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9 thoughts on “Spiralling in blue…

    1. We were in Bath in 2008 when the pigs were dotted about the town – the girls absolutely loved it, spotting them became compulsive – they still remember their favourites and where they were positioned. Bring on the donkeys!

  1. I share your love of all those things! Curves are lovely, and there’s something particularly satisfying about a spiral. Those colours are beautiful. Off to check out the Pigs website:-)

  2. The colours of the mosaic remind me of the seaside.
    One of my daughters lives in the Dales and at the moment they have yellow sheep everywhere which is part of a sheep spotting game in the Dales called Lost sheep in yellow jerseys. There are pottery ones, knitted ones, sculptures and pictures. The churchyard in Masham had some really cute ones made by the local school children.

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