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Book Launch at jelly

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And if that isn’t enough knitting there are two places left on the Thursday night knit class.

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thank yous and other things that are happening

dragonfly sculpture

dragonfly sculpture


Firstly, we want to say THANK YOU to everyone that came and helped us on Town Centre Day. Without you all, it would have been a different day, there is a short slideshow of glorious photos from the day here.

Now for the roll call of thank yous Catherine, Louie, Marta, Mateusz, Tom Br, Luke, Heather, Jim, Faz, Emma, Tom B, Bama, Jane, Natasha, Lynee, Hanne, Jesper, Lisa-Marie, Sarah, Jon, John, Daniel, Clem, Ingrid, Marje, Ivy, Max, Josh, Ksenija, Bhatia, Pat, India, Jasmie, Aran, Anne, Lucy, Cherrelle, Phil, Jack, Orrie, Andrew, Bathjia, Michael, Tania. Amanda, Ann, Jeni, Joe, Charlotte, Steve, Tom, Nick, Sara and Jo, the outcasts. Thank you all.

diorama making

diorama making

It was such a fantastic day, the outcasts were busy yarnbombing and the sun was shining. We will be doing it again next year and be looking towards a bigger art exhibition around the time so watch this space.

yarn bombing zone

yarn bombing zone

We have been catching up with things in the office, doing school days, Forbury Fever, getting ready for the next few weekends when we are out doing workshops, visiting the studios and catching up on their progress and visiting the art shows at TVU Reading and Reading Fine Art Department as well as other regional shows. The summer workshop programme is already done and a new knitting workshop for adults is listed for Autumn…. right, back to work and preparation time. See you somewhere soon.

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knitting vegetables

The Knitted Vegetable Workshop by Felix at jelly was a resounding success. Taking the idea of knitted vegetables to new levels, participants got to play with Felix’s gardening & cookery books and raid her vegetable-shades yarnpile for inspiration and materials. 1 pomegranate, 1 giant toadstool, 1 yellow pepper, 1 potato and 1 cucumber were cast on at the workshop and updates on their progress will be posted intermittently on Felix’s blog at The Domestic Soundscape

The idea behind the workshop was to pass on the maths, knowledge and personal experience of vegetable knitting gathered by Felix in the course of her knitting career. She is very enthusiastic about recreating ordinary objects in yarn and hopes that the principles of vegetable knitting will catch on and result in a bumper crop of knitted vegetables in 2008/9! Everyone at the workshop agreed that there isn’t enough sharing of basic knitting maths and went away with at least the numbers required to make a spherical or ovoid shape on double pointed needles and some tips on where to look for ideas.

Pumpkin knitted by Barbara, cake to be eaten by everybody else

Pumpkin knitted by Barbara, cake to be eaten by everybody else

Barbara’s knitted pumpkin (pictured here) which was mostly knit during the Jelly Knit Nights, imbued the evening with a festive feeling, and the ample cups of tea and gingery cake kept everyone’s spirits up in the face of complicated knitting maths!

Further veggie links
– toadstool reports here
– Felix’s knitted potato

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