Attention #KnittazWithAttitude! We need you to help us with som lockdown knitting and crocheting. We’re after squares and strips for a wonderfully weird and woolly project that we’ve got on the go with Blackpool Food Bank.
It’s all a bit ‘secret treehouse’ at the moment so we can’t tell you too many details here, but if you fancy helping, drop us a message either by email or via Facebook message.
Come and join us for a knit and a natter, all ages/abilities welcome. As usual we will have a light meal, tea and cake available, as well as wool, needles, hooks etc, for you to have a go with. Bring your own project or help us with our next yarnbombing adventures.
We’ve had a great response to our yarnbombing workshops and we’re nearly ready to go with the trail.
Special mentions go out to the staff and students of Blackpool Sixth Form College who help a super knit-in on 19 July. As well as out hardcore knittaz from our group and pom-pom makers extraordinaire Tyler and Charlie. Thanks Guys!
Watch this space as knitted creatures will start to appear around Blackpool. There will be an accompanying web map that will help you to spot them all.
The all-new Swedish crime thriller Inspector Norse from the Lip Service Theatre Company is coming to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre on 15th October 2012. It promises to be a night of nerve-jangling suspense, laughter…and a partially knitted set that hopefully you can contribute to!
Knittaz with Attitude (of town centre yarn bombing fame) will be hosting knitting workshops where you can make all the various parts.
Wool and needles/hooks/french knitting bobbins to those who need them
Guidance for beginners learning to knitting and crochet
It all takes place in the wonderful setting of the Grand Theatre Studio on the following dates:
Monday 17th September. We’re starting at 6:30pm so that we can have a little tour of the theatre before we get on to our wool-fest at 7pm.
Wednesday 26th September, 7pm
Saturday 6th October, 2pm, this will include a Scandinavian tea party, so don’t forget to wear your woolly jumper and bobble hat!
Knittaz with Attitude was out in force this weekend at Blackpool’s own annual urban art festival Sand, Sea and Spray. It’s organised by the lovely Robin Ross and brings lots of talented artists into Blackpool to brighten up the town and share their creations with local people.
We decided to support the festival as only we know how, with a shed-load of wool! We decided to focus on St John’s Precinct and Cedar Square and had a stash of lovely knitting, crochet and pom-poms to display.
Yarnbombing highlights were our woolly bike, which attracted a ridiculous amount of attention and the pom-poms (pombombing!) and crocheted birds in the trees. Passers-by gave us so many compliments and took so many photos that we feel famous!
I’ll stop waffling now and get to the good bit, the photos…
Ooh, we need to give a massive thank you to Foundry who shinned up a macca ladder to help us pombomb. You sir, are a legend *doffscap*
We’ve been asked to contribute piece of textile work to an art project that will be exhibited in Blackpool in March. We need to create a knitted/crocheted American flag. Can you help us?
Your mission is to make squares for the flag.
Squares need to be:
Knitted or crocheted (any pattern/stitch)
Measure 5 inches squared
Red, white or blue (try and stick to royal/bright blue and bright red, slight colour variations will be fine)
We’ll collect the squares at the next KWA session – 6pm on Mon 6th Feb at Claremont Park Community Centre. If you can help, please let us know how many squares you will make (and what colour) . You can do this by emailing us (infoATauntysocialDOTcoDOTuk), via Twitter ([email protected]_) or via Facebook. If you can’t make it to KWA in Feb to hand them in, just let us know and we can give you a postal address or arrange to get them picked up if you live locally.