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Yarnstorm the Eleventh: Stitched Sealife Escapees

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Deadly Knitshade, London, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener, Yarnstorms | 2 comments

Yarnstorm the Eleventh: Stitched Sealife Escapees

We interrupt this programme to bring you breaking news from London’s Natural History Museum. Reports are flooding in that four of the Museum’s inmates have broken out of their jars and are causing havoc throughout the building.

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Yarnstorm the Tenth: Plunder of Pirates

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 in Deadly Knitshade, London, Shorn-a the Dead, Yarnstorms | 7 comments

Yarnstorm the Tenth: Plunder of Pirates

Shiver me stitched timbers! Knit the City be findin’ themselves marooned at London’s Camden Crawl! What be there to do but yaaaaaaaaaarnstorm, we ask ye? Here be pirates. Here be blasted bilge mice. Here be wenches. Here be hoards of scurvy pirate butterflies. Here be what too much moonshine can do fer yer. The Bluestocking Stitcher’s Freddy Scurvy Danglin’ in t’ wind . Here be Freddy Scurvy. Freshly hung fer a life o’ crime on the high seas. He’d sell his toothless old grandma for a mug full o’ moonshine. I’d not buy her though. She smells like ole cabbage.   The Purple Purler’s Purple Pegleg Pete   Strung up . Here be poor ole Purple Pegleg Pete. There be tales he was hung fer a crime o’ purple passion involving a peck of pickled pepper and a lass who sells sea shells on the sea shore.   Deadly Knitshade’s Crazy Cap’n Skelebones   Swingin’ on the gibbet . Here be wot remains of Crazy Cap’n Skelebones. His immortal pirate soul be dancin’ the hornpipe with Davy Jones deep below the waves. He always were a fine dancer.   Bricked in   Turn yer face away, hooded passer-by!   The Fibre Flinger and Shorn-a the Dead’s Amy Rumhouses: before and after . Avast! The true tale o’ Amy Rumhouse. Before and after she sold ‘er own leg and ‘er left eye for a bottle o’ grog. Tis shameful.   Beware Shorn-a the Dead’s sweet sirens . Tis the Sugawenches! Full o’ siren song until yer realise they made off wit’ yer doubloons! Be wary o’ their woolly womanly charms.   The Bluestocking Stitcher’s scurvy pirate butterflies be asearchin’   Searchin’ the undergrowth   And at the water’s edge . Beware the scurvy pirate butterflies. They ain’t as pretty as they look.   Deadly Knitshade’s Blasted Bilge Mice: Master Edam Dreg   That swashbucklin’ Rancid Red-Eye Monterey Jack   The black-hearted Captain Cheesebeard. . Be keepin’ your guard fer the Blasted Bilge Mice! Their Captain, the black-hearted Cheesebeard is a squeakin’ terror o’ the waves! Never has a pirate been more feared than he. Why he once battled the Kraken bare-pawed with only a cocktail umbrella and a piece o’ dry bread and killed ‘im stone dead. There were calamari fer dinner fer months.   Bilge mice on the port bow, sir! . Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrn, me hearties!  The Plunder of Pirates was yarnstormed outside Camden's Pirate Castle on May 2 2010 by Deadly Knitshade, Shorn-a the Dead, The Bluestocking Stitcher, The Purple Purler and our special guest The Fibre...

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Yarnstorm the Ninth: Wall of Wonderland

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Deadly Knitshade, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener, Yarn Corps, Yarnstorms | 4 comments

Yarnstorm the Ninth: Wall of Wonderland

The Yarn Corps were beginning to get very tired of sitting on the South Bank, and of having nothing to do.

They were considering (as well as they could, for the hot day made them feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of knitting something sneaky would be worth the trouble of getting up and finding the yarn, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by them.

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The sinister stitched symphony of the Nutcracker Knitmare Before Christmas

Posted by on Mar 4, 2010 in Deadly Knitshade, How We Made, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener | 4 comments

The sinister stitched symphony of the Nutcracker Knitmare Before Christmas

Something knitted this way comes:

Twas the Knit before Christmas in cold London Town,
Where a lone ballerina was cast with a frown…

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Yarnstorm on Screen: Nutcracker Knitmare Before Christmas

Posted by on Dec 24, 2009 in Deadly Knitshade, Lady Loop, London, Movies, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener | 3 comments

Yarnstorm on Screen: Nutcracker Knitmare Before Christmas

Bringing you a bit of festive fibre on film our Fairy Godmothers of Documentrydom, the Alt Artist girls, have put together a little movie of our Knitmare Before Christmas.

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Yarnstorm the Eighth: Nutcracker Knitmare before Christmas

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Deadly Knitshade, London, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener, Yarnstorms | 8 comments

Yarnstorm the Eighth: Nutcracker Knitmare before Christmas

Twas the Knit before Christmas in cold London Town, Where a lone ballerina was cast with a frown, Yet she was not long for her knitless despair, For Knit the City’s Yarn Corps soon would be there…   See the full tale soon. Scary Stitchmas, London KTC...

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