Tuesday, 3 February 2015

it's a hoot

This year's Pittenweem Arts Festival Craft project is all about... owls!

Why owls?  Anne-Marijke was inspired by a project by the artist Tim Fitzpatrick which is linked to Kellie Castle and will conclude at a special event at the 2015 Arts Festival.

The project is called "1878 and an inexplicable series of visions".  1878 was the year the Lorimer family bought Kellie Castle and spent their first night there. The daughter Louise found lots of twigs, which had fallen down the chimney and remarked that the house had been .."left to owls and rooks".

Like last year this year's theme is open to interpretation - you can make anything as long as there is an owl somewhere in the design!  And remember this is open to other crafts too.

The first get together is in the shop this FRIDAY 6th FEBRUARY at 1:30pm,  Anne-Marijke will be there with pattern inspiration and stash yarn for you to use.

We also have a new Pinterest board which we'll be adding to throughout the project with pattern inspiration!

We think this is a great theme - ideal for beginners and more advanced knitters!  And you can make anything!  Cosys, toys, accessories and garments...

If you want to read more about previous Arts Festival Craft projects and thh charities supported, you can see some of them here... Winter Warmers, Couthie Cushions, Festive Flowers and Bonnets to Berets. These links will start at the end of each project, you'l need to scroll through them to see the full story! BUT it will show you how much money has been raised over the years.... LOTS!

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