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You will need to have good basic sewing skills. All materials will be provided. There will, of course be tea biscuits and our eternal grattitude.
If you have any availability between 1-15 July please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Are you a knitting champion?
Stitches and Hos invite knitters of all ages and abilities to take part in their knitting pentathlon. Come to our K2TOG pop up shop on Saturday 16 June to battle for woolly glory.
Fastest cast on, pompom put, 300 stitch row, fastest skein wind and knitting marathon
Entry to knitting pentathlon is £1 per person.
Saturday 16 June 2-5pm, K2TOG pop up shop, Pavilions Birmingham.
For details of how to find the shop please visit here
I am very excited to tell you about our big summer knit graffiti project K2TOG – Knit 2 Together.
This summer we will be covering the columns on the exterior of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to celebrate the visit of both the Jamaican and American Olympic teams. A palette of 6 colours (red, white, blue, yellow, green and black) will be used to create the installation. The colours are taken from both team’s national flags and are also the colours used in the Olympic rings logo.
The project has been selected as one of the Kalaboration commissions.
To help make the work we will be calling on all of you stitchers to knit or crochet pieces for the final installation. More information on that later.
Right now we need your help to raise £2500 for the project. The money raised will help fund workshops in order for the piece to be made. We will be going out into the local community in order to pass on the skill of hand knitting to those who have little experience of traditional crafts.
The money raised will also help fund a pop-up shop in the Mailbox, Birmingham, a relaxing drop-in space where anyone can come to contribute to the piece and find out about the project. Staff will be on hand to teach basic knitting skills and local workers can pop-in over their lunch hour or after work to knit a square or just a few rows.
To support the project please visit the Sponsume website http://www.sponsume.com/project/k2tog-knit-2-together
I’m looking for people to make pieces for our new knit graffiti commission Park Your Yarn. I am working with Rachael Gwilliam from Art Yarn and Wolverhampton Art Gallery to transform St Peters Gardens in Wolverhampton.
For this I am planning to cover 15 benches which are dotted around the gardens. As ever I need your help to knit pieces. If you are interested in taking part there are a serious of drop in workshops over the next 3 weeks in various locations around Wolverhampton.
If you can’t make it to any of the workshops but will still like to make pieces please get in touch email@example.com
For more information and full workshop schedule please visit the project’s dedicated tumblr site http://parkyouryarn.tumblr.com/
I’ve recently won a yarn bombing commission from Wolverhampton Art Gallery to decorate St Peters Park in Wolverhampton.
I’ll be holding a series of workshops around various venues in Wolverhampton teaching people how to knit and getting them to help me produce the knitting needed for the installation.
The project – Park Your Yarn has its own dedicated tumblr site http://parkyouryarn.tumblr.com/
For more information on how to get involved visit the site.
I am looking for people to get involved with Stitches and Hos’ new knit graffiti project in Birmingham. You will need to be able to knit/crochet to a given size. All wool will be provided.
If you’re interested please get in touch at info[@]stitchesandhos.co.uk before 15 June 2011
I’m looking for a small group of knitters to take part in an event I’m planning at The Public in West Bromwich.
To take part you need to be free on Saturday 16 October (times TBA) and be able to get to West Bromwich under your own steam. S&H may be able to cover the cost of travel (train or meto tickets).
If you are interested in getting involved please email me info[at]stitchesandhos.co.uk no later than 3 September 2010 for more information.