Tuesday, 12 April 2011


The letters for the installation have arrived, and they are SO must better than I had expected!!! Now i'm really excited about getting them covered with fabric and turning them into giant letter shaped pin cushions. The letters were purchased from Infinite Crafts in the UK. 

And, work has begun on preparing some woolly foliage to dress the installation, we hope you will join in and make your own to pin onto the sculpture.

Take a look around the blog and see how you can TAKE PART!!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

New knitting patterns added...

The work for ArtYarn's Just So Festival knitting project is really coming together now, with our preparations for the sculpture really progressing forward.

We have ordered some specially cut and designed wooden letters; we've been collecting loads of old fabrics to turn the letters into pincushions, and we've been crocheting and knitting loads of flowers and nature inspired woolly creations.
We'll have some pictures in the next few days when we go into the studio to take some photos to show you!
Until then, we have been selecting some of our most favorite patterns, which are completely free from a selection of websites and blogs. We hope you enjoy looking through them and hopefully you can make one or two for the participatory project that will be on show at this years festival.

If you would like to learn how to knit, we have a 'how to knit and crochet' resource page at the top of this page. Alternatively you could look up your local knitting and crochet clubs to get some help and inspiration.
ArtYarn will also be on hand to teach you how to knit at this years festival, you will be able to make something over the festival weekend to add to the project too :o)

Knitting patterns for leaves and flowers

We'll be adding lots more patterns to the blog very soon... keep posted :o)