Square from Scotland
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.
Knittaz in action
Our workshop programme from July 2014
The next Knittaz with Attitude is on Monday 7th January 2013
6pm to 8:30pm at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road Blackpool FY1 2QJ. More info here!
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
- Light refreshments
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!
So sign up online on Facebook or email us
The project is funded by the Arts Council via Blackpool Council Arts Service
It’s nearly time for our mid-month get together at Aunty Social HQ, The Old Rock Factory.
Monday 20th August 2012, 18:30-21:30
at Aunty Social HQ,
The Old Rock Factory
Rear 40 Talbot Rd,
Bring your own work or join in with our next yarn bombing project (this time it’s international!)…anything goes. All ages and abilities welcome. Tonight is the deadline for the Manchester Yarnbombing squares and Emma from the Grand Theatre is coming to tell us more about the knitted props required for Inspector Norse.
The all-new Swedish crime thriller Inspector Norse from the Lip Service Theatre Company promises to be a night of nerve-jangling suspense, laughter…and a partially knitted set that hopefully you can contribute to!
If you want a head start then feel free to download these leaf and icicle patterns.
This session will start a little later than usual (6:30pm) and will only be £2. We will provide drinks and biscuits.
KWA at HQ last month
The next Knittaz with Attitude is on Monday 2nd July 2012
6pm to 8:30pm at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road Blackpool FY1 2QJ
Bring your own work or join in with our next yarn bombing project (this time it’s international!)…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
The following session is on Monday 16th July at:
Aunty Social HQ
The Old Rock Factory
Rear 40 Talbot Rd (Abingdon St/Deansgate)
FY1 1BN Blackpool
This session will start a little later (6:30pm) and will only be £2 as we will provide drinks and snacks.
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!
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.