Monday, 29 July 2013

Couthie Cushions

Next weekend is the start of Pittenweem Arts Festival!  Previews start on Friday night (2nd August).

This years annual craft project is Couthie Cushions.

Organised by Anne-Marijke Querido and supported by crafters nationwide, over 80 cushions will be available to buy at Venue 66 - in the Church Hall.

We've kept you up to date with the project and the get togethers in the shop.  There is even a Pinterest board with ideas and tutorials.

The project has received a great response with fantastic cushions from knitters, crocheters and sewers. You can see some photos on the Pittenweem Arts Festival website.

To celebrate this years festival Anne-Marijke has designed a very special cushion knitted in Jamieson's of Shetland Heather Aran...  There are several opportunities to get your hands on one!

a beautiful souvenir and cosy cushion!

a message from Anne-Marijke...

As those who follow The Woolly Brew website know, next weekend is the start of Pittenweem Arts Festival. Via this website you may also have followed the progression of the Couthie Cushions and you may even have taken part in the project! 

We have received a great response with very inspired creations both from knitters, quilters and patch-workers. 

On the occasion of Pittenweem Arts Festival 2013, I have designed a special cushion -  Art @ 47.  Inspired by the plaque at the newly refurbished festival office, which serves as a gallery throughout the year.

The waves were inspired by the Pittenweem Arts Festival logo. On the cushion they remind us of both the sea and the sky. 

There are two cushions ready knitted. One will be based at the Festival Office (Art @ 47) where it is raffled with the proceeds going to the festival. The second cushion is on display at the Couthie Cushion venue number 66, the kitchen of the Church Hall and will be sold by silent auction to the highest bidder. 

For those who are worried that they will miss out on either of those two opportunities to obtain this unique cushion, there is a limited signed edition of the pattern for sale at venue 66 for £5 a copy. We hope you will enjoy the exhibition and find something you fancy. 

See you there,

Anne-Marijke Querido 
(project co-ordinator) 

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