Saturday, 25 February 2012

Knitting Exhibition




On Wednesday I took a trip to Penrith in the Lake District.  Me and  a couple of friends went to see a knitting exhibition and had a lovely day!  
WOW: wonder of wool and the art of knit and stitch  at the Rheged Centre.  Plenty of well known names in the knitting world and a great knitted animation by Max Alexander.  This animation caused the old couple in front of us to complain to the poor boy on the ticket desk.  ''There was all blood and eating body parts!''  They said.  ''Yeh, but it's just wool!''  He said.  They walked off in a huff.  Silly couple.


Here are some photo's from the exhibition:

Big wool sign, made from wool!
Big wool sign, made from wool!
Flock of pom pom sheep!
Knitted bench
'Craft Kills' by Freddie Robins
'Craft Kills' by Freddie Robins
'Craft Kills' by Freddie Robins

Me listening to the knitting pod cast
Susan listening.  She looks like the knitting queen!
Susan Crawford
Celia Pym
Rachael Matthews
Amy Twigger Holroyd

'Knitted Homes of Crime' Freddie Robins
'Knitted Homes of Crime' Freddie Robins



Dr Annie Shaw





Max Alexander
Max Alexander
Donna Wilson
Donna Wilson
Things in the shop
Things in the shop
Things in the shop
 
I found the 'Knitted Homes of Crime' by Freddie Robins particularly good.  Each house had a story underneath about who lived in them and what crime had been committed.  Lots of interesting murders and poisonings by sweet shop owners etc.

All in all, good exhibition.  Well worth the £2.50 entrance fee!


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