Monday, 27 April 2009


Big shout out to Kandy Diamond of Knit and Destroy who dropped by the Craft Centre last Thursday with this cool checkered strip. Absolute pleasure to make your acquaintance Kandy and hope to see you again soon somewhere around Manchester. 

Kandy also brought in a batch of strips that have been machine knitted by first year students of the Textile Design and Design Management [BSc] at The University of Manchester. Massive thanks to you all for these ace bits of knitting.

This strip has been knitted by Sarah Russell, from Didsbury, who's now living in Dorking. Sarah explains that the black and yellow represent the emblem of Manchester; which is the worker bee, and the blue and red for City and United football teams. You've made a Manc Masterpiece Sarah!

These pieces of colourful crochet have been sent in by Jacqui Wood and have been made by members of the studios at Arts for Recovery in the Community (ARC), in Stockport. 

And some crazy crochet from Claudia Neugebauer, aka "extremhäklerin" (extreme crocheter), from Wels in Austria. Claudia also participated in ArtYarn's Yarn Bombing UK:DIY project, so thanks for supporting us once again!

These beautiful bobbles have been knitted up by Amanda Doran from Leicester who tells it's a; "Sample made from charity shop finds of unidentified yarn. Knitting is an immediate form of creating using affordable materials."


as in 'Hail Mary, full of grape, the bawd is with thee...'

And these lovely pieces from Brigitte Surberg, aka 'Molli the Wood Tagger', from Lübbecke in Germany. 

'Frei Geist / Free Spirit'

We'll be installing all these sensational strips on Thursday so keep posted for more in situ images...

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