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CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 8 June 2018

Knitted police teddies, embroidering peace for refugees and Wimbledon glass

What happened

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.

The Contemporary Craft Festival started in Bovey Tracey, Being Somewhere Else by Osman Yousefzada opened at IKON in Birmingham + LightBox opened at St John on Bethnal Green.

Our maker of the week is Angus Ross who has made 40 tables and 125 ladder back chairs for the newly restored Charles Rennie Mackintosh Willow Tea Rooms. Read more here

What was said

“We chose to celebrate pioneering women in healthcare.” Angela Maddock on making a banner with women from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital for PROCESSIONS.

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.

And finally

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.