Sunday, 17 May 2009

More 'Yarn Forward' and Now More Time!

The Yarn Forward project has created such a buzz around Manchester and beyond that the lovely Kate and Kelda from the Craft and Design Centre want to extend the deadline for the project and keep it all year!

The deadline for receiving strips to add to the hand rail is now DECEMBER 2009.  So as well as there being bags of time to send in a strip and participate with knitters and crocheters from all around the world, your handiwork will be displayed all year for all to see.

So, to celebrate we installed some more of your wonderful yarn strips yesterday...all to the angelic sounds of a harp!

Many thanks to the following contributors:

Sea anemones and coral life from Inga Hamilton aka rockpool candy, Northern Ireland.

A colourful collection from the 'Knitty Gritty' monthly knitting circle, Touchstones Rochdale.

Another sparkly strip from Julie Lawrence of Monton, Salford.

Kate Fairhurst from Polis, Cyprus.

Julian Jefferson from Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale.

And another sea inspired strip, this time from Richmal Wigglesworth from Manchester.

Joan Boardman from Rochdale.

And this weekend opened a new exhibition at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre.

A feature of the 'NOT PART OF FESTIVAL' - The Manchester International Fringe Festival.


  1. I would love to participate! I only recently found your blog.

  2. fantastic, send us a strip and we'll add it to the installation. don't forget to include your name and location.

    thank you