19 October 2008

Woollie Weekend - Rowan 30th Anniversary Exhibit & A Little Knitting

It's been a nice weekend (it seemed to be a long week)! Friday night dinner with friends, Saturday Kitchen on TV Saturday morning, late lunch with friends visiting from Switzerland and a Sunday spent at my favourite knitting shop: Twist Fibre Craft



They were playing host to the Rowan 30th Anniversary Exhibit. Rowan have been manufacturing yarn and producing pattern books for 30 years and as part of the celebrations they have put together a show of some iconic pieces to tour not just the UK but the world. It all started out in Huddersfield in August and then the world (but first a little stop in Newburgh). 

Laura and Peter had curated the exhibit in the local arts centre, collecting tailor's dummies from all over Scotland to display the items on. They had done a great job. There were garments from the last 3 decades (glad to see fashion has moved on a bit) and even photos of a very young Kate Moss modelling for Rowan in 1991!



Along with the exhibit, as part of National Knitting Week, they organised a "sit and knit" where you could pass a few hours knitting hats for Innocent Smoothie bottles. Every year Innocent organise "The Big Knit" which encourages people from all over the UK to knit little bobble hats for the bottles, to be sold in a supermarket chain, atop the bottles, to raise money for Age Concern. Twist had organised a competition to encourage us to knit wild and wacky hats - seeing some of the creations I think it worked!

Louise (check out her related post), Andrea and I whiled away the hours making little hats - cactus pots, pineapples and chickens to name but a few. 


9 comments:

greenolive said...

Hey Di, you won my notebook/cardset giveway. Emial me with you postal details and what you'd like: notebook or cardset.

Manoute said...

It looks like I miss a great day!

Bethany Hissong said...

What a wonderful shop!!! I just went to a new yarn shop in downtown Lancaster during our Art Walk on Sunday! But it wasn't anything like this! I've been crocheting little animals and puppets for the kids! I wish I could've joined you!!

amisha said...

wishing i could zip across the ocean and have a sit for a few hours of knitting and the rowan exhibit... how wonderful!!

Manoute said...

Congratulations on winning the first prize at the innocent smoothie hat competition!!!!

nmj said...

every time i come here, you have a different pic in your header, i am dizzy! you are a traveller, girl!

Anne said...

The little creations are quite cute!

Charlie P said...

Heh heh heh, the fluffy cactus is brilliant :) I love Sheldon too!

Claudia said...

Hats for Smoothie bottles!?! Such a fun and creative idea for a charity event!