Over the past year myself and Jemma Bagley of Charnwood Arts have been researching, running workshops and speaking with people all over the borough about their personal crafting histories all in preparation for The big Knitting groups latest project, ‘Our Knitted Story’ which will go on exhibition next week at Charnwood Museum. It will open on the 6th June and will be up for a month.

In September 2014 we became involved with The Craftivist Collectives project, ‘The Craftivists Garden #wellMAKING, and as a result of this we formed friendships which have continued and grown. The Flowers made for the project have made their way to us after the final Craftivist event in January 2015 and we now have about a third of the flowers from the project (the others are in London and Cornwall for other events).

This past week we (with the help of Jemma Twells) have been frantically working away, getting things in frames, sewing flowers to banners, making hoops, collating quotes from the public etc. We will begin setting up the exhibition at Charnwood Museum next week and we hope that all our planning and prep will keep us in good stead for the week ahead.

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We also had some lovely art works arrive at Charnwood office this week thanks to Kristy and her adult creative classes in Hinkley. We were so pleased when we saw what had been made. We had some fun making a mushroom forest before we were pulled away from our shinanigans and back to work.

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