Monday, 13 September 2021

Knitted Art Installation at Dumfries House Unveiled.

 


I have no idea how much media coverage this kindly art installation has received. But I'm glad I did spot the unveiling on Facebook. During lockdown I heard about this initiative to get folk back to knitting and also to encourage people to take up knitting. As I understand it knitting skills are slowly being lost and that would be such a tremendous shame. 

The Prince's Foundation is at the heart of this idea and so Dumfries House put out a call to knitters all over the world to contribute. Knitted squares arrived from Italy, Belguim, Tasmania, United States, Canada and Derbyshire. The ones from Derbyshire were knitted by me! I can't spot them in the photo, but I'm pleased to think they are part of the installation and I believe the squares will be donated as blankets to the homeless this Winter.



4 comments:

  1. How wonderful to know that you've contributed to such a fabulous project. I think knitting is experiencing a revival, there's a great choice of yarn shows now, something I'd never heard about just a few years ago, and a good choice of yarn too. Stars such as Julia Roberts and Tom Daley have shown that knitting is fashionable, it used to be considered as something your granny did.

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    1. I love knitting. I must find some more charitable websites this Winter and make some things to gift.x

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  2. What a great idea! I did not realize knitting was considered a dying art, but it doesn't surprise me...so many are. But I am surprised you are knitter. (Did I know that?? Sorry...too many things going on in this ting I call a mind these days.) ~Robin~

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    1. It has kinda become a dying art over the years with mass production of cheap knitwear and the fashion for sweatshirts etc But I still like to make things for friends and family. I made a very sweet cardigan for my friends baby, well over 30 years ago and she still has it, because it was a gift that felt special. There are the most amazing knitting patterns now but they take time and patience. I haven’t got enough of either at the moment. Plus I do have a number of small embroidery projects I would like to get on with. Jean. X

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