SNUG Events Calendar

Friday, 15 April 2016

Common Thread - A Knitted Landscape

In 2014 Hackney Museum mounted an exhibition on the theme of community and Common Thread decided to make a 3D knitted and crocheted model of our beloved Common.  And that’s when the fun started! Have you ever tried to knit a tree?

The finished creation is now on permanent display in Stoke Newington Library. Common Thread would like to invite you to see it for yourself. We are also running the following workshops in association with Chelsea Fringe:-

Knitting the Common                   Saturday 21st May 2pm – 4pm, Stoke Newington Library

How we set about designing and making the Common.  The core designing and knitting team will talk about our design journey, community involvement, mistakes, problems and solutions.

Make a Miniature Tree                Saturday 28th May 2pm – 4pm, Stoke Newington Library

A practical workshop for adults.  Learn how to make a woollen tree which you may take away with you. Please note that you need to be an intermediate knitter or crochet worker. All materials provided.

Creating Plants from Yarn          Saturday 11th June 10.30am – 12.30pm or 2pm – 4pm, Stoke Newington Library

 A children’s workshop (ages 7- 12).  We will provide a wide range of yarns and fabrics and simple techniques so you can make your own shrub or tree – or even a forest.