A change is as good as a rest and July’s Close Knit offered both! We were relocated to the other end of the gallery and got to spend some time with some of the 20th century outfits in the collection. A lovely change. And the rest came in the form of the wonderful ‘dormir’ eye masks we created for catching 40 winks on those holiday journeys and long dog days of summer!
We had fun in June thinking about how clothing and knitted items offer us protection in various ways, from keeping the rain off to stopping us getting burnt fingers from hot kitchen items. We made quilted oven mitts and cup holders to prove the point!
Close Knit, 28th June, 2-4pm, Platt Hall
Hello folks. Saturday’s Close knit will be held this Saturday at the Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Platt Fields. We will be exploring texture as we protect our dexterous digits and make a handy oven mit! Experts and beginners welcome.
We had great fun at yesterday’s Close Knit session, as usual hosted by the Gallery of Costume in the wonderful Georgian building, Platt Hall. The sun was out and so we left knitting wearable items in favour of creating some lovely little purses. The pattern used a bobble rib stitch pattern to add interest and texture and to stretch (to the limit!) our ability to chat and follow a pattern at the same time. It was a very relaxing couple of hours and we all loved our purses!