Chichester Observer – Yarnbombing in Priory Park Oct 2016

October 19, 2016
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Chichester Observer: Pompoms for Priory Park art installation JUNE 2016

June 30, 2016
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Knitting MINDS: Knit 1, Give £1

May 20, 2016
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This has been a week of Mindfulness for me, as I launch my Knitting MINDS project to raise money for local mental health charity Coastal West Sussex Mind.

(For donations go to https://www.JustGiving.com/Knitting-Minds )

Knitting MINDS is a giant knitted woollen art installation which I will be showing in Chichester’s Priory Park for Wool Week from 10th October. I am creating huge knitted textile sculptures to hang from the trees to  reflect on the importance of Mindfulness and I’m calling on YOU to get involved and add your creations to the display.

Knitting MINDS: Knit 1, Give £1 works by YOU making woollen pompoms to be part of the installation. Make 1 and donate £1 to mental health charity Coastal West Sussex Mind. Pompoms (and donations) can be left at The Eternal Maker, 41 Terminus Road, Chichester by end Sept, or posted to Crowns & Coronets at 68 Westgate, Chichester, PO19 3HH.

My project is supported by the Prebendal School in Chichester and Coastal West Sussex Mind where I have been invited to teach the therapeutic art of pompom making to groups of volunteers.

Helena Hubbard, of Crowns & Coronets, with Julie Joyce, Living Well Worker from Coastal West Sussex Mind. Checking out the British wool at the Judith Adams Centre in Chichester

On Tuesday, I shared pompom making tips with the Coastal West Sussex Mind, Arts & Crafts group. See below some of the group hard at work at the Catholic Church Hall, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex.

And today, I was privileged to meet some very mindful people at the  mental health and dementia awareness event at the Old Court Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester. Representatives from the Aldingbourne Trust, Alzheimer’s Society, Carers Support Service, Careline to name but a few. Some excellent pompom making from all.

Please join in! For help on the pompom making, please see below….

How to make a pompom

And for donations go to https://www.JustGiving.com/Knitting-Minds

 

 

 

 

Preparing for the Autumn launch of the HOME Collection

March 3, 2016
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This year, I am delighted to be launching my first HOME Collection of blankets, rugs, throws and cushions made from 100% British Wool – from British sheep breeds reared and sheared in Britain.

The fluffy fleece are scoured and combed in the North of England and I knit the super soft unspun woollen tops in Chichester on the South Coast. Together with leading wool weavers, spinners, fashion houses, department stores and designers I have signed up to support The Campaign for Wool.

Using super-sized knitting needles (50mm in diameter) made from PVC pipes leads to gargantuan 3 inch stitches: the perfect foil to display the delightfully textured and tactile cabling, linen, herringbone, moss and garter stitch. Each individual piece is carefully and lightly felted to strengthen the textiles and reduce the amount of piling. My HOME Collection is the epitome of pure, natural, British country luxe.

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