Saturday, 15 February 2020's heading to the USA

Vogue Knitting Live - Seattle

Great news for anyone who was involved in this project a few years back.

It's just been confirmed that the '50 Years of Flower Power' piece will be travelling to the USA, and will be on display at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle, WA, on March 13 to 15.  I'll be taking it over myself, and will be there on each of the 3 days to talk about freeforming and creative crochet and knitting. 

If you are anywhere in the vicinity, or can get yourself there, I would love to meet you.'

Really looking forward to it, and I hope to see some of you there: Knitting Live - Seattle

Monday, 25 July 2016

in the news

when Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine was recently interviewed about what was happening at the Jumpers & Jazz festival on the TV news, the 50 years of Flower Power piece certainly made a colourful backdrop

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Our collaborative artwork again on display...

Yesterday we installed the 50 Years of Flower Power collaborative freeform piece in the Warwick Art Gallery, where it will be on display in the entrance foyer until 11th September, 2016.

The artwork has been tweaked somewhat.  Last week I spent a couple of days unobtrusively stabilizing some of looser work.  With so many previous showings, and because of the overall weight of the piece, a few sections become quite stretchy.   I also reassembled the hanging to fit the length of the gallery wall which, at 7m in length, was quite a few metres shorter than the original piece had grown to become.

To best fit in as much as possible, some of the scrumbles have now moved position, changing ends or travelling to the top of the piece to increase its height...but rest assured that any scrumbles that didn't actually make it into this reincarnation will still be seen by heaps of people, as I'm now joining those pieces together in a totally new configuration, and they will be used to yarnbomb one of the trees just outside the art gallery during the town's annual Jumpers & Jazz Festival, which runs from July 21-31.

I'll be heading up that way again then, for workshops and for the festival opening, so I'll add more photos to the blog towards the end of the month.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

from the exhibition in Auckland

At the Stitches & Craft Show in Auckland, New Zealand yesterday...Debbie McDonald and her friend Cherie find the scrumble that was contributed by Debbie's mum Gloria Burns

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

next week, New Zealand

I'm really looking forward to displaying our '50 years of flower power' piece in Auckland, New Zealand, next week.

It's taking just a quick trip...and it will be on show for 3 days only (April 28-30) at the new Stitches & Craft Show at the ASB Showgrounds. 

I hope that lots of Kiwi crafters will enjoy seeing it there.  

Many thanks to the show organizers for shipping it over (and then back to Aust. again, where it will be on display next at the S&C show in Adelaide the following week).

I'll aim to get a few more photos then, but in the meantime here are a few  closeups that were taken at one of the other showings last year.