Get involved with Park Your Yarn

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

For more information and full workshop schedule please visit the project’s dedicated tumblr site


stitches and hos knit graffiti

Stitches and hos have been invited to host one Saturday at The Knitting Salon at The Public.

The Knitting Salon is a project by Trevor Pitt.  Trevor has worked with groups of knitters around the country to produce a flock of knitted benches.  The benches are then housed in the salon where people can come along and get advice about their knitting.

As well as giving out a bit of knitting advice, a small guerilla faction will be paying homage to one of stitches and hos’ inspirations, Knitta.  We’ll be tagging The Public and West Bromwich with knitted graffiti.  As you can see from the picture I’ve been firing up my needles in preparation.

We’ll be at The Public on Saturday 16 October, 11 – 4pm.  For more information visit the event page here.  Why don’t you come along and join the knitted chaos.

stitches and hos May 2010

It was a quiet edition of our monthly knitting hootenanny.  Maybe everyone was enjoying the sunshine.  I don’t blame them really.

A big thanks to everyone who came along.  Especially to Clare and Dave for providing sounds to stitch to

Trevor Pitt also came along to launch his knitted bench project with us.  Trevor has been inviting knitting groups from around the country to cover a garden bench in knitting.  The 2 seater benches will then be exhibited together and be used to help teach people to knit.

So stitches and hos will be knitting a bench for the project using Baa Baa Black Sheep wool a blend of Jacob, Wensleydale and mixed breed sheep wool. We’ll keep you posted about our progress.

Here are a few pictures from the night