Saturday, 16 April 2011

Take Part in an ArtYarn project this summer...

If you are a keen knitter or crocheter and fancy making something a little bit different this summer then read on...>>>

Ministry of Craft's knitting and crochet  tutor Rachael Elwell, also known as ArtYarn, is currently adding to her list of community and public art projects by delivering several exciting woolly installation based project, in which she is inviting anyone with knitting and crochet skills to take part.
So if you have previously completed any of our knitting and crochet courses with Rachael, or you already have  basic knitting and crochet skills and wish to contribute, here's how you can get involved!

Firstly, ArtYarn will be creating a giant sculpture made from huge letter shaped pin cushions at this years family focused festival, Just So Festival 2011. 
Crafters from across the globe are invited to send in their woolly and fabric, nature inspired creations, and they will all be sewn on to the sculpture and will be on display at The Just So Festival 2011.

For more information on how to take part in this project, and for free patterns and inspiration please visit the project blog:

The next project on ArtYarn's agenda is the wonderful 'New Mills Woolly Wander' project in which ArtYrn's Rachael Elwell is the consultant artist. 
The New Milly Woolly Wander project will go on display in September 2011, and will be part of the New Mills Festival 2011.

For this project the Woolly Wander team are asking knitting and crochet enthusiasts to knit and crochet candies and sweets, and to knit squares!! 
To find out why, follow the link below..

Thanks for reading and we hope you will enjoy taking part in the projects.

If you would like to see a full list of ArtYarn's community and public arts project please visit:

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