I have decided to put this year’s pylon Christmas card on here, as only the second blog post in 4 months. I am nowhere near having a new site but have clearly dropped out of the blogging habit, but for the people still following this blog, and beacause this card simply doesn’t fit well on Instagram, I am post it here first.

Xmas19web3sm

The turning twist

of the weaving wires

And the distracting glows 

made to hold our gaze

Can tangle our threads 

into knotted desires

Or be woven well 

into blessed days

So may your festive raiments be made

from what love inspires

And may there be peace so all our sheep 

may safely graze.


The time taken to create the Bradford Woolly Heritage C.I.C (see http://www.bradwan.com ) meant I decided to do a really quick card this year, which obviously resulted in it taking 4 times longer than last year. Below is what I used. From the top left clockwise: Photo I by Leeds Liverpool Canal East of Apperley Bridge 5/12. New star origami I made 9/12. Bit oI drew for my Christmas card in 2005. A sheep I drew, as a link to St Blaise and my Bring Back Blaise Festival.

To make the image from the bits I used the free graphics program called GIMP (FNARR FNARR!) again.

xmas19 parts

I wrote the poem on the 11thDec. 2019