Knitting, Knitting Everywhere

If you're not interested in viewing copious images of knitting, please look away now...

This evening I popped into Tramway to see the culmination of the knitting project. As today was International Women's Day the building was open from 10am to 10pm with 100 different events happening throughout the day, from music to readings and performance. The building was absolutely festooned with knitting, which seemed to be covering every surface. I couldn't believed how much there was - it was pretty overwhelming (in a nice way).

Knitting...

... was wrapped around the pillars and hanging from the roof...


...was used as a backdrop for performance and as a screen to project images onto...


...hung on walls and around corners...




...was being filmed...


...had been made into a rainbow blanket and hung as bunting...



...decorated stairways...



... and formed a backdrop for performance.

(this lady was walking slowly down the stairs with a small boy behind her, to ensure that her long sleeves did not catch on the handrail!)

I was so glad I had taken part in the event by knitting and stitching together. Seeing all the knitting was just amazing. One of my favourite bits was the wall with letters sent in by people who had contributed knitting.


Reading the letters was genuinely moving and I was quite teary-eyed reading about all the people from all over the world who had contributed - individuals, knitting groups and family members who knitted together. I really think that the knitting community must be one of the nicest groups you can find. Like most crafts it is often under-valued, but there is something very special about a piece of knitting, whether a garment or a knitted square, that someone has taken the time and care to create. I felt so proud to be a knitter and very privileged to have been involved.

K x

If you're wondering what will happen to it all after the event, the knitting will be donated / sold to benefit 5 charities that help women.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, looks brilliant - I love the rainbow blanket!

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