Knitted Birds, Persistence and Cornish Mining

02 Jun

I was in Make A Mends in Redruth this morning when a maker came in with the wonderful knitted and embroidered birds that she makes.  She was kind enough to let me take a photo and gave me details of how to get hold of the pattern.

Just outside our favourite coffee shop there was another example of a plant rooting itself in the smallest of places, a crack in the concrete.

Some weeks ago we were rehearsing as usual in Penryn when we were interrupted by David Foster who had been on the quayside filming for Beyond Borders. Our voices had carried out to the quay and he  came up to tell us that he loved what we were practising and  asked if he could use our singing  in the film he was making. Here it is, a fascinating look into mining past and present in Cornwall, bookended  with the lovely sound of The Suitcase Singers.


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2 responses to “Knitted Birds, Persistence and Cornish Mining

  1. artfulcrone

    June 3, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    Interesting film. Your chorus was perfect accompaniment.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 3, 2023 at 7:04 pm

      I learned such a lot. The sink hole in a garden in Redruth that’s mentioned is a short walk away from us! Glad you liked our musical accompaniment. 🙂


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