Thursday, 5 March 2009

UK Craft Mafias exhibition

ArtYarn invite you to knit or crochet decorative strips of yarn for the instillation ‘Yarn Forward’ at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre.

To accompany the UK Craft Mafia’s exhibition, ArtYarn will be installing a yarn wrapping round the 1st Floor banister of the Manchester Craft and Design Centre to celebrate the many versatilities and techniques of knitting and crochet from around the world.

How to take part:
  • Knit or crochet your knitted strip to measure 7cm wide x 40 cm long. Any colour, yarn and technique is accepted, the brighter and wackier, the better.
  • Write us a small note stating your name and location. Each knitted strip will house a small label stating the maker’s details.
  • Send in your yarn strips to the following address (or drop them off in person to the craft centre office on the 1st floor) :

Deadline to receive yarn strips: December 2009

The Yarn Forward project has created such a buzz around Manchester that the lovely Kate and Kelda at the Craft and Design Centre want to extend the deadline of the project to December 2009.

This means that there is now even more time for you to be part of this project and that the installation will be displayed throughout the year!

Happy Knitting & Crocheting.

For further info please visit:

In the heart of the city's creative Northern Quarter, and situated in the former Victorian Fish and Poultry Market, Manchester Craft and Design Centre is home to 18 studio boutiques, where talented artists and designer-makers produce and sell their work to the public 6 days a week (7 in December).

Work ranges from jewellery, accessories and clothing to furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, photography and painting. To complement the resident studios, the centre also runs an exciting exhibition programme, showcasing work by both emerging and established international makers.

In-house Cafe Aromat serves delicious homemade food to eat-in or take away.


  1. Mine is done and will be in the post shortly.

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  3. Hello @all, beginning of November my daughter will spend a few days in Liverpool because of EU-Art-Workshop. 1 day the group is planning to go to the craft and design center, Manchester. So she will take my little knitting for the artyarn forward project to you. Kind regards Birgit