Close Knit at The Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Rusholme.
Saturday 27th Feb 2-4PM
Calling all you Close Knit Wonder Women! Let’s get the sisterhood together and prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March) in style. This month’s pattern will be inspired by the Italian tradition of the giving of beautiful golden mimosa flowers on the day: we will be creating mimosa mitts! On a similar theme, we will be exploring the use of symbolism in costume, looking at examples from the collection and beyond.
A friendly free knitting group with needles, patterns and yarn provided, but bring your own if you prefer. The pattern will require 3.5 and 3.75mm dpns or circular needles, long enough to create a ‘magic loop’. The yarn will be yellow DK.
Hope you can make it!
Saturday, November 28th 2-4pm
Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Rusholme
Join Art Yarn’s Rachel who will be running this last session before Christmas. Get into a festive mood by creating beautiful bows to decorate your Christmas tree, your presents or yourself!
A friendly free knitting group with needles, patterns and yarn provided, but bring your own if you prefer.
GO WILD THIS AUTUMN! This month’s Close Knit session will be inspired by animal prints in the Gallery’s collection and fashion more widely. We will be looking at how animal skins have influenced fashion through the years, from the wardrobes of Lauren Bacall to Bet Lynch, and how our attitudes’ have changed towards wearing furs as the impact of campaigns against the practice gained influence.