Knitted police teddies, embroidering peace for refugees and Wimbledon glass
The Western Isles, famous for Harris Tweed, became only the second European place to be awarded World Craft City status
Dorset Police put a call out asking knitters to help them knit Bobby Buddies to give to children they encounter in distressing situations. Melty heart time.
Crafts Council maker Nancy Sutcliffe, along with Katherine Huskie, have been announced as the Wimbledon Championships Artists for 2018. Smash-ing. Ahem.
What was said
What was made
A yarnbombed bus, road sign, benches ... as it’s Knit in Public Day tomorrow get some inspiration from this TED Talk by Magda Sayeg whose life changed forever after she covered a door handle in knit.
What to look forward to
Esna Su’s 16 June workshop to embroider 3,700 Swarovski crystals, the distance in km from London to Aleppo, forming one of the 6 Arabic letters of السلام (Al-Salam), The Peace, for Refugee Week.
If you’re into podcasts and you’re into craft you need to be into The Practical Creative Podcast with basketmaker Joe Hogan. An hour spent listening to Joe is an hour well spent.