Archive | May, 2012

Phantom Knitter?

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It’s a yarn sale…

Just a quick note to say that Next Wednesday 6th June there will be a yarn sale up at jelly ArtPad. Outcasts are welcome from 6pm onwards, non outcasts are welcome from 7.30pm. Please note that the we ask all outcasts and non outcasts to make a contribution of 50p towards the space. We will be there until 9pm. Yarn is generally £1 per ball.

Location: jelly ArtPad, 42 Market Place, Reading RG1 2DE – we are between Harringtons Hairdressers and The Bag Shop (opposite Ninos). Please press buzzer for entry.

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Contemporary Art Fair

Congratulations to the designers, knitters and artists who exhibited on the jelly stand at the 3rd Reading Contemporary Art Fair this weekend. It was a fabulous event which just gets better every year. Here are a few images for those that missed it.

These beautiful crochet pieces above by Alison Friday were delicate and ethereal. How perfect, I thought, for the wardrobe of eerie Miss Havisham in Great Expectations.

Sue Clarke’s miniature boxes with figure, pebble and twig all dressed in finely knitted ‘cosies’. I love the play with scale and purity. The wool just adds to the warmth with the gentlest touch of human nurturing. See more on her blog at

Ella Austin was exhibiting two of her newly designed knitting kits for Intrepid Fox and Tawny Owl. These cute little characters can be made with the contents of the kits containing hand-dyed yarn, buttons and stuffing. Click here  more details on Etsy.

© 2012. Photographs courtesy of Lisa-Marie Gibbs of Patchwork Butterfly.

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