The Speakeasy Three performing in front of the map at the launch of the EXCELLENT BRIDGE (Building Research & Innovation Deals for Green Economy) Exhibition investigating the True Value of Materials in the Gallery of Brighton University. It is one of the most inspirational and exciting exhibitions I've visited in years and I urge you to take a look.
On Sunday evening, Tom kindly helped me attach the map to the wall, once the graffiti artist, had completed his drawing of the furlongs of the Hilly Laine . Thank you, Billy, now everyone can see how much more we have to knit - we're hoping to knit the whole of the Hilly Laine in just one week. Ambitious, yes, and it might be tricky knitting with my fingers crossed, but it IS possible to complete the Hilly Laine before Christmas.
You are warmly invited to come and help us any afternoon starting this Thursday 12-20th. Why not escape the Christmas shopping frenzy and sit and knit with us for a while?
The above version of the map shows how much we've knitted so far with the sections still to be knitted masked in white - the West Laine (left) and the Hilly Laine. October 2013
The North Laine was completed in time for the biennial exhibition of the Guild of East Sussex Weavers, Spinners and Dyers at Lewes Town Hall at the end of October.
Here is Ann sharing a joke in front of the map which has grown quite large since the East Laine and the Little Laine have been joined. It's so large now that I had to squeeze the North Laine into the space that will soon be filled by the Hilly Laine (see right).
This timely exhibition starts with a Symposium on the 9/10 December. We'll be spinning on the 11th and then knitting from 12th onwards.
The Grand Parade Arts building is on the western edge of the Hilly Laine, on the corner of Circus Street and Grand Parade. The area is known as Hanover these days and the gallery is on the edge of the First Furlong that continues up Carlton Hill all the way to Park Street. If you live in the area, why not come and knit your own street?
See you there.
GROW YOUR OWN COLOUR
We are almost at the end of the first term of this exciting new course.
In November, Jenny Dean talked us through the incredible process of achieving yellow AND pink from Safflowers.
Apparently this was traditionally the dyestuff used to achieve the colour of the 'red' tape used by lawyers in the past.
For the full story behind the KTM project, check out the old site here.