Park Your Yarn

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Last week a group of stitchers braved the weather to install our Park Your Yarn commission in Wolverhampton.  It was quite a dreary couple of days but we kept our spirits up with plenty of tea and biscuits.

For the past 5 weeks we’ve been holding drop in sessions all over Wolverhampton asking people to knit pieces.  We had such a brilliant response with over 500 pieces of knitting being used in the final installation.

I’d like to say a big thank you to Helen, Lilith, Lauren, Cat, Vickie for helping out with the install.  Also a big thank you to Katja for documenting the project and Zoe and Kate from Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Rachael and Cheryl from ArtYarn for making the project such a pleasure to work on.  And finally a massive thank you to everyone who knitted a piece for the installation.  It really wouldn’t have been the success that it has been without everyone taking part.

For more information about Park Your Yarn please visit the project’s dedicated blog.

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 info@stitchesandhos.co.uk

For more information and full workshop schedule please visit the project’s dedicated tumblr site http://parkyouryarn.tumblr.com/

 

Park Your Yarn @ Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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.