WWW: Crochet Coral Reef Project, Knitting in the Movies, More Fiber Festival Goodness

Image courtesy The Flame Lily.

The organizers of the Hawai’i Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project are seeking contributions. They’re looking for sealife, both knitted and crochet. Perhaps a Flounder or two? Contact Michelle at HookTheReef at gmail dot com.

Photos of the contributions so far can be found on Flickr, and more info is available on Ravelry and in the Facebook group “Hook The Reef: Hawai’i Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project”.


Toronto’s Textile Museum announces their latest show, Magic Squares: The Patterned Imagination of Muslim Africa in Contemporary Culture. The exhibition features a selection of archaeological and historic artifacts from the Museum’s collection of African textiles in which magic squares are present in their most evocative forms. Together with these artifacts, the show presents the work of four renowned contemporary artists: Jamelie Hassan, Hamid Kachmar, Alia Toor and Tim Whiten. Running May 18 to November 20, 2011.


A landmark project.

The owner of a cafe in Brighton, UK, has spent 6 months knitting a replica of the landmark Royal Pavilion building.  This is not his first such project – last year he knitted a model of the town’s famous Palace Pier, and his shop is full of his own tea cosies.


A highlight of the Fremantle Heritage Festival, held May 27 to June 6th in Fremantle, Australia, is the Vintage Vixens and Vamps Fair. The Fair will feature 30 stalls of vintage and retro clothing, accessories, collectables and refashioning in the historic Fremantle Town Hall. This year, the Fair is hosting a sock knitting workshop “Our Foremothers’ Traditional Techniques in Modern Designs”.


Toronto’s NOW Magazine features an interview with Kelly Reichardt, director of the movie “Meek’s Cutoff”. Knitting is a key activity in the film, so the director made an effort to find period-appropriate needles, and she tells a story about Michelle Williams’ knitting escapades.


Did Amy’s post about the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival whet your appetite for some fleecy fun? Consider these other fiber festivals taking place all over the US in the near future… hopefully there’s one near you.

Salomon Farm Park Fiber Arts Celebration!
, Fort Wayne, IN, May 20-21.
Carolina Fiber Festival, Raleigh, NC, May 20-22.
Wool Fiber Arts Fair, Washington, IH, May 21.
Jamaica Fiber Festival, Jamaica Village, VT, May 21.
Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival, Bristol, RI,May 21.
Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair, Riverhead, NY, May 21.
Spring Fiber Day, Romeo, MI, May 21.
Snake River Fiber Fair, Idaho Falls, ID, May 21 & 22.
Upper Valley Fiber Festival, Troy, OH, May 22 & 22.
Waynesburg Sheep and Fiber Festival, Waynesburg, PA, May 21 & 22.
Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival, Lexington, KY, May 21 & 22.
8th Biennial Fiber Arts Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM, May 26-28.
Middle Tennessee Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival, Dickson, TN, May 28-29.
Sacramento County Fair Wool Show, Sacramento, CA, May 26-30.
Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair, Cummington, MA, May 28-29.
Great Lakes Fiber Show, Wooster, OH, May 28-29.
Pagosa Fiber Festival, Pagosa Springs, CO, May 28-29.
Eastern Angora Goat & Mohair Association Show and Sale, Frederick, MD, May 28-29.
Annual Shearing Festival and Craft Show, Springside Farm, Fabius NY, May 29-20.
The Maine Fiber Frolic, Windsor, ME, June 4-5th.
Flagstaff Wool Festival in Flagstaff, AZ, June 4-5th.
Estes Park Wool Market, Estes Park, CO, June 9-12.
Big Sky Fiber Arts Festival, Hamilton, MT, June 10-12.

A full list of Festivals and Events can be found on the Knitter’s Review site.


And if you live in the Pacific Northwest and you like your yarn to come in skeins rather than sheep form, consider the Puget Sound LYS tour, being held this weekend.

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4 thoughts on “WWW: Crochet Coral Reef Project, Knitting in the Movies, More Fiber Festival Goodness

  1. jill

    And I thought you meant knitting while *watching* a movie. In a movie theater. Not that this wasn’t interesting, too.

  2. Seanna Lea

    One of these days I’m going to make it to Estes. It’s around my BDay, and I have friends in the area. Heaven only knows why I haven’t been.

    also, the Royal Pavillion is amazing. I love how detailed it is!

  3. Emily

    I am heading to the Carolina Fiber Festival in the morning! It is my first time going and I can’t wait to see it all!!!!!

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