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*
Whassup ma Knittaz?
Just a reminder that there will be no Knittaz with Attitude session on Monday 4th June as it’s a Bank Holiday and many people will be off on their holibobs or hanging out with their families.
Hope you have a good time ‘bigging up’ her Maj!
Last month Knittaz with Attitude took part in The Fabric of the Flag exhibition at FY Creatives in Blackpool.
For The Fabric of the Flag curator Robin Ross invited a group of artists to consider issues which surround the idea of a flag. Responses looked at the properties of flags in wide ranging terms; influence, symbolism, inspiration and even the basics of the fabric which makes them.
“Flags are changing nations lives, futures and indeed the political map of the world.”
Artists: Aunty Social / Edwin Firminger / Garth Gratrix / Kevin Walsh
Jamie Cook / Robin Ross / Sam Horsley / Shane Gray / Sharen Kaur / Ruby Coupe
Naturally, ours was woolly 😀
A big thank you to all who took part knitting and crocheting squares and stars and sewing pieces together. An extra big thank you to those of you who found us via Twitter and posted squares to us…you rock!
Knittaz With Attitude knitting group: 6pm to 8:30pm, Monday 2nd April 2012 at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road, Blackpool, FY1 2QJ
Bring your own work or join in with our yarnbombing project (knitted/crocheted squares and pom poms for a super town centre installation in June – all will be revealed)…anything goes!
£3.50 per session.
We will provide a light buffet meal, tea and coffee, so please let us know in advance if you’re coming. You can do this by registering here at Eventbrite
or emailing [email protected]l.co.uk.
You can also check out our Facebook Page.
On Saturday 10th March, Aunty hosted a yarnbombing workshop for young women (age 13-16 years) from a variety of youth groups from Wyre. Activities included dance and various arts and crafts activities and took place at Fleetwood YMCA …Young (wo)man, there’s no need to feel down, la la la.
Participants learned how to get crafty and stitch together a variety of woolly loveliness to create a flower garden outside the entrance to Tommy’s the local youth club. All in all, it was a lovely day, we had some great positive feedback from the groups and created a woolly wilderness to boot, fabulous!
Hey wassup ma Knittaz!
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.
IMPORTANT!: January’s KWA is on the 2nd Monday of the month (9th January) to give you all time to recover from the festivities! Back to usual from Feb 2012.
Calling all knit-wits! Knittaz With Attitude knitting group. 1st Monday of every month, 6pm to 8pm at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road Blackpool FY1 2QJ
Bring your own work or join in with our yarnbombing project…anything goes! All ages and abilities welcome.
£3.50 per session.
We will provide a light meal, tea and coffee, so please let us know in advance if you’re coming. You can do this by registering on Facebook or Eventbrite
Join us from 6pm on Thursday 22nd December at Barista (24 Birley Street) for another town centre yarnbombing session.
Do drop in for a bit of stitching, decorating, coffee and a cake. Then it’s time to head out around the town to put up some of our creations. Sign up on Facebook or Eventbrite so that we know you’re coming… “Shhh, secret squirrel!”