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Our Club Projects

2006 Project  Inspired by Sarah Chilcott

For my Mum’s birthday I took her to Kew Gardens to see the glass sculptures by Chihuly. Oh My!  They were the most extraordinary things we had ever seen.  The colours, the shapes, the textures, the beauty. They were magnificent.  We both wanted to take them home - but they wouldn’t fit in the car!

So, the next best thing was to make one.  I knew some ladies who would help me, especially after our success with knitted teapots last year.  We would knit one, lots of carrot shaped  stuffed tubes with wire threaded though to allow us to make them into twirly, curly shapes.

(took a bit of thinking on how to hang it up).

Its first outing was at the Creative Stitch and Crafts show at Shepton Mallet.  We had some wonderful comments. Those who had seen the real thing were impressed and had the same understanding that Mum and I had of Chihuly’s extraordinary creativity.

The sculpture will be travelling around with us when we go to the county shows, local craft fairs and, hopefully, anywhere else we are able to display it.

Finally, I must say a BIG THANK YOU to all the ladies of the Sherborne and District Machine Knitting Club for helping me and for putting up with my strange knitting projects!

 

Club Activities

Machine knitting is well known for its ability to produce many useful and attractive items of clothing, such as jumpers, scarves etc.

We, as a club, also enjoy pushing out these normal boundaries and exploring other creative possibilities.

Machine knitting can also produce many decorative and fun objects, such as those in the photograph which are examples of  work carried out by club members. 

See the Olympic Rings "knitted" by Sarah