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Thursday, July 14th, 2011

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My commission Candy Cane Pier for Skegness Open Festival has been featured in the Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail.

I think it was published today.  So, I’m off to the newsagents

Skegness

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

I’m currently working on an outdoor visual arts commission for Skegness Open Festival 2011.  The piece is called Candy Cane Pier and for this I will be transforming the lampposts on the pier in to sticks of rock with knit graffiti (well, actually I’m using crochet, but thats just a technical point).

Production of the pieces is going well here at needlesandhooks HQ.  In total I will make 24 pieces of crochet 110 x 24cm in just over 3 weeks.  I’m already over halfway through the crocheting (at time of writing 14 done, 10 to go) and still have just over a week to complete the work.  Luckily I have cleared the diary for the final week so will be able to concentrate fully on abusing my crochet hook

I’m very excited and a bit nervous to be taking part.  It’s great to set myself a challenge and this really is one.

I’ll post up photos of the completed work once its been installed next week.  Until then I’d better get back to my crocheting

Oh my, the time has flown

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Its been quite a while since my last post. It seems the time has just run away.

I have been busy working on various projects in my blogging absence.  I’ve been back at Birmingham Royal Ballet in the Wardrobe department repairing, maintaining and fitting costumes.  I’ll also be working on Elmhurst School for Dance end of year gala performance.

A breakway faction from Stitches and Hos gave the Floozy in the Jacquzzi (and other bits of Brum) some new knitted cheer.  You can read all about the groups exploits here.  We are also busy knitting our next knit graffiti project.  Keep an eye on the Stitches and Hos blog to find out more.

I’ve also been selected to produce an outdoor visual arts commission for Skegness Open Festival.  For this I’ll be wearing my Stitches and Hos hat and transforming the pier with knit graffiti.

I won’t leave my next blog update so long next time.  Until then ta ta