Knitting in Birmingham

Artist Bill Drummond has begun a 12 year long knitting project, The Million Stitch Blanket.

According to Drummond’s school teacher, Mrs Gilchrist, knitting was invented in Birmingham; now whether you believe Mrs Gilchrist or not the artist has started an ambitious knitting project, to create a blanket of a million stitches. The Million Stitch Blanket will be a collaborative venture as he asks the people he will meet on his 12 year journey with another exhibition, 25 Paintings, to help by either knitting a stitch or a row or even a square.

If you want to find out more about this project check it out here: http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/bill-drummond-birmingham-knitting-way-6996592

Bill Drummond is currently exhibiting his 25 Paintings at Eastside Projects in Birmingham until 14 June.

 

First World War Embroidery

Please take a minute to check out this beautiful example of embroidery stitched by 133 wounded soldiers during the First World War

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2583650/Forgotten-tapestry-hand-stitched-133-injured-soldiers-First-World-War-display-St-Pauls-Cathedral-time-70-years.html?utm_content=buffer53ccc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#ixzz2x6Ivvz3V

What an inspiration!

The tapestry will be shown later this year at St Paul’s Cathedral

Fun Faces

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Fun Faces.

We made these at Wednesday’s Cafe Space group, thanks to Maria, Fine Art student at Loughborough University, who ran the session.

Why not make your own, all you need is a piece of card or wood and some bits of scrap or recycling. We would love to see what you can come up with here at the group.

Super Crochet Girl lends her support

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Another mission for the Craftivist in you. Help protest against the Governments bill to spend over £80 billion on renewing the Trident Nuclear warhead. Craftivist Jaine Rose aims to create a 7 mile long peace scarf that will stretch between Atomic Weapon Establishment sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield, Berkshire.

For more info visit her website: http://www.woolagainstweapons.co.uk/

Print off the Wool against Weapons poster and show to all!