2 March 2016

knitted feast

I do like a competition .....and when I saw that there was to be one at the Knit and Stitch Show this Spring, I just had to enter. Especially since the title of the competition was Knitted Feast and the requirement was to knit or crochet an item for the banqueting table.
I wanted to do something colourful and after perusing the internet I took my inspiration from a photo found on the Not From a Packet Mix Blog of a fruit tarte.
I started with a pastry base and custard filling and a row of strawberries and blueberries.....

Then added some tinned peach slices and kiwi fruit.....

and of course every pastry deserves a pretty cake stand......

and a few flowers and pieces of fruit for a bit of decoration......

And my final entry....

If you are lucky enough to be going along to the Spring Knit and Stitch Show at Olympia in London this weekend have a look out for my fruit tarte and all the other entries.
Unfortunately mine was not in the winning three!
Till next time, Ali.


  1. Well I had a look at the winners and in all honesty I thought yours was much better......really Ali!
    Those tinned peaches are wonderful.

  2. Wow! What a delicious tarte Ali...the texture and colour of the custard are yummy and all the fabulous fruit - 5 a day would be easy with such tempting colourful slices! The cake stand is cool too!
    I'd certainly choose your tarte from the menu Ali!
    Ali x

  3. Anonymous2/3/16 23:59

    You should have won...judges stupid. I'd have liked to have seen the winning entries that beat yours...sadly I never will, but I still think you should have won...so much work went into that project... Nice try...Do you get your tart back again???

  4. Ooh, it's wonderful Ali...definitely good enough to eat ;-)
    Susan x

  5. Wow...such an amazing fruit tarte...how clever!
    Helen xox


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