Wonderful: Virginia Catherall, Curator of Education at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts has knitted her favorite painting. She’s interpreted the 1969 painting Jasmine Sidewinder, by Gene Davis, as a fantastic stripy cowl. She’s offering the pattern for free, on Ravelry.
A most excellent horticulturally-themed yarn-bombing in Southport, UK, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Britain in Bloom competition.
Britain in Bloom is one of the longest running environmental competitions in the UK; its aim is to encourage the improvement surroundings through the use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. Our knitters got into the fun with a fantastic display of yarny contributions.
I also rather adore that the group responsible calls themselves ‘yarnarchists’.
Over 300 delegates from 18 different countries across the globe recently gathered in Adelaide, Australia to discuss the ins and outs of traditional bobbin and needle lace, including a talk on Edwardian lace unmentionables.
The lace aficionados were in Adelaide for the 16th World Lace Congress, a bi-annual meeting of the French organization OIDFA, The International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organization.
The International Woolmark prize is a fashion industry award for rising designers working with wool fabrics. Regional competitions are held around the world to choose finalists for the award, judged by high profile industry professionals. The overall winner, chosen from the regional finalists, receives a valuable sponsorship, with their winning Merino wool capsule collection stocked in more than one dozen of the world’s most prestigious fashion retailers.