Thursday, 8 March 2012

Close Knit series at Manchester Museums

Some of Manchester's finest Museums and Galleries (The Manchester Museum, Gallery of Costume, Manchester Art Gallery and Whitworth Art Gallery) are celebrating a hundred's of knitting patterns that have been discovered in their archive with Close Knit - a year long series of workshops. Ideal to either reignite your knitting passion or to simply get started - you'll learn techniques, histories and patterns.

We're fans of knitting and even more so the work of our esteemed knitting and crochet tutor Racheal Gwilliam, founder of Artyarn, who has written the next in the series about age old knitting techniques.

This session will include cable stitching and the history of Aran knitting and it takes place at the Gallery of cotsume on Saturday 24th March ( 2pm - 4 pm). Sadly for us, (but great for her!) Rachael will be away on her honeymoon, so won't be teaching the session, but if you can't make it why not dip into one of the many sessions throughout the year. SS


  • March 24th Gallery of Costume – Dusty, Musty & Mothballed
  • April 28th Whitworth Art Gallery – The Art of Knitting
  • May 26th Gallery of Costume – Knitting to Know You
  • June 30th Manchester Art Gallery – Texturise
  • July 28th Gallery of Costume – Knitting Re-mixed
  • August 25th Whitworth Art Gallery – Geek Knits
  • September 29th Gallery of Costume – In Stitches
  • October 27th The Manchester Museum – Sheep Socks & Wire Woolies
  • November 24th Gallery of Costume – Autumn/ Winter 2012 Collection
  • December 8th Manchester Art Gallery – Merry Stitchmas

1 comment:

  1. As an artist myself, I enjoy reading Philip Koch's sensitive writing about Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, who along with Whistler and Rothko, are my favorite American painters.
    I don't live in the United States but have traveled and passed a short time there. But even with the little time spent in your beautiful country, especially in small-town America, I can relate to some of the poetical feel that Hopper and Wyeth had captured in their art, which is for me part of the attraction of their paintings.
    Browsing at wahooart.com the other day, as I do now and then, I find a good selection of Edward Hopper's work, http://EN.WahooArt.com/@/EdwardHopper ,in the big archive of Western Art, that customers can order online for canvas prints and even hand-painted, oil-painting reproductions can be made and sent to them.
    Hopper's surrealistic and depersonalized world is there again. Timeless, yes, as it is still there now in the roadside cafes and diners that I ate at all over America.

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