Posts Tagged "history"

A Right Royal Stitch Up: Behind the Hubbub of Hearts

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Deadly Knitshade, How We Made, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener | 0 comments

A Right Royal Stitch Up: Behind the Hubbub of Hearts

Royal Wedding bells are clanging so loud across the UK that most of us can barely hear ourselves knit.

Love the Royal madness or loathe it there is no escape, and back in February we gave our own woolly Royal wave to the big event and wrote London a handmade love letter, with our Hubbub of Hearts.

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Yarnstorm the Fourteenth: Bobbing Bear-lin Luftballons

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in Berlin Book Launch, Deadly Knitshade, Germany, Lady Loop, Rest of the World, Shorn-a the Dead, Travelling Yarnstorms, Yarnstorms | 5 comments

Yarnstorm the Fourteenth: Bobbing Bear-lin Luftballons

Once upon a time there were four sneaky stitchers who lived in a secret wool-lined Bunker in the heart of the ancient city of London. There they knit and crocheted and made magic with their needles which they sent out into the world to seek its fortune.

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Yarnstorm on Screen: Handmade Herd

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Deadly Knitshade, London, Movies, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener | 2 comments

Yarnstorm on Screen: Handmade Herd

The Handmade Herd has wended its way across London Bridge and disappeared into the labyrinth of London.

Still here? Want more? A last encore? Well, button those lips and slip behind this curtain.

Let the Magic Lantern of the sorceresses of Alt Artist show you the wonders of the Handmade Herd with Moving Pictures.

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Permission to yarnstorm: Knit the City knit John Smedley

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Deadly Knitshade, Lady Loop, London, Permission to Yarnstorm, Shorn-a the Dead, The Fastener, Yarnstorms | 1 comment

Permission to yarnstorm: Knit the City knit John Smedley

It was an unlikely match: one of Britain’s oldest knitwear designers (they’ve been making trendy knits for over 200 years) and one of London’s sneakiest stitching crews. But when John Smedley invited the Knit the City Yarn Corps to show a little of their history in graffiti knitted form we were wooed by just how much history they had.

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Yarnstorm on Screen: Oranges and Lemons Odyssey – the movie

Posted by on Sep 7, 2009 in Deadly Knitshade, Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, London, Movies, Shorn-a the Dead | 3 comments

Yarnstorm on Screen: Oranges and Lemons Odyssey – the movie

Once in a lifetime a film comes along that will touch your heart, make you laugh till tea comes out of your nose, make you cry till you get a dehydration headache, and make you wish that you could live you life again and do it alllllll so differently that world peace ensued and all famine was wiped out.

This is not that film.

But it is pretty freaking cool.

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