Wednesday, 13 May 2009

UK Ravelry Day

I'm going to the UK Ravelry Day on June 6th, Coventry. I'll be assissting my friend rockpoolcandy with her extreme crochet and we'll take our viruses with us. I'll also be showing off my freeform garments and talking to visitors about my work.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

A bit of knitting here and there

Last year I made some plastic yarn floral arrangements to be displayed at the ICHF shows around the UK. I'm hoping to catch a glimpse of them at Sewing for Pleasure at the NEC, or if not, then definitely at Aintree in April.

For National Knitting week Oct 08, I had my own little display at Brighton & Hove Museum. I crocheted this 2m long vine out of plastic bags and a few more corals or - whatever they are -in black and white.

And I made some toys too, a bit of knitting every now and then. These creatures are displayed at the Great British picknit (ICHF-ukhandknitting):

The alien family was made for the I Knit London Day monster competition. I wonder whatever happened to them?

And here's my pride - knitted Liver bird No2. I made this for a commission and it was really hard to get the shape right. I think I just find knitting too boring these days, freeform crochet is so much more interesting and a lot faster. I must start experimenting with freeform knitting.


I joined the Manchester Craft Mafia last summer and they have just put up an exhibition on UK DIY Craft at the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh, near Manchester.

My fantastic fibre fiend friend, Inga = rockpoolcandy and I teamed up to come up with something along the lines of 'science and crochet'. And we came up with the similar idea of looking at microbiology, viruses and bacteria.

So off we went to work on our pieces: rockpoolcandy in her gorgeous handspun and dyed yarns, me in my nasty, gaudy acrylics worrying how they will fit together. And here we go, they just do:

And here are some of my pieces closer-up:

This was my first ever installation and I enjoyed every minute of it, met some really interesting and lovely people and it's an experience and a laugh working with Inga the Professional.

The exhibition is on until April 25th.