Thursday, June 17, 2010

my creative space


Crochet is taking a back seat this week to knitting, as I prepare for some exciting workshops. Unfortunately I didn't realise black wool is impossible to photograph. It is not doing justice to the fact that this piece contains moss stitch, double cable, single cable and other random stitches...I am actually even enjoying it.

I will be very shortly working in West end for 6 weeks with a small group of women, who arrived here as refugees from Africa.
Our knitted textile efforts will be shared with many other groups across Brisbane to create something very exciting and special...more updates on this later.


This Autumn/winter craft has been taking over Brisbane in a big way, with projects like the Saviours of the lost arts, guerrilla knitting, suitcase markets and pop up markets...
Brisbane is getting it's craft on!


xKate

p.s- i might just sneak a crochet hook along to the workshops too...and to see more craft from all over the world head to http://www.kootoyoo.com/

12 comments:

Amanda said...

Great work...I am so jealous I can't pop over and see all the creativity taking place on the streets over there..very cool.

Chrissy Foreman C said...

Fantastic stuff!! I heard about the knitting projects going on ... great to see pics. I'm so glad you're into it, I can live vicariously through your joy!
Hope to see your black goodness in the flesh @ Avid x

Kirsty said...

How cool are the giant balls of wool!

Wendy said...

Hurrah for Brisbane! Your photos are lovely and your knitting has given me a panic attack. :P

Jill said...

Wow! Looks like Brisbane's been crafted!! Hope there's still some to see there in a couple of weeks when I'm visiting!!

Katy said...

Ahhhh I LOVE the giant balls of wool. So awesome. Maybe I should take a day trip up to Brissy next week...

Caroline said...

Good luck with the workshops, sounds exciting. I seem to have missed those large balls of wool in the city square, would have been tempting to unravel one!

Twig and Toadstool said...

LOVE those huge balls of yarn...it must be fantastic in Brisbane!!!
In a city close-ish to us, (Toronto), they once had artists paint huge moose and they put them in random places around the city...it was so much fun to come across one! I love when cities have random and wonderful displays of art!
maureen :)

Chicken Willow said...

From what I can see the knitting looks great Kate.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

I still haven’t made it into the city to check out the guerrilla knitting – must do it soon.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Your knitted piece looks incredible. Is it a throw? How cool to be involved with a refugee craft group! Can't wait to visit your crafty city!

m.e (Cathie) said...

those pics are sooo cool!
loving guerilla style knitting.