WWW: Crochet Coral Reef Project, Knitting in the Movies, More Fiber Festival Goodness
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.
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 Museumâ€™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.
The owner of a cafe in Brighton, UK, has spent 6 months knitting a replica of the landmark Royal Pavilion building.Â 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.