Monthly Archives: September 2010

Yarn tales

This week. Knitting, crochet, french knitting and macrame. The wooden french knitting spools were made in our wood work department. We’ve been using the yarn we dyed earlier in the summer… …and starting to put our final project together. Advertisements

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Allotment Wednesdays

Every Wednesday morning between 10 and 11.30am we’re running sessions at our allotment. Its a great opportunity to spend some time outside. This morning the weather was beautiful. The season is properly on the turn, autumnal colour is everywhere. We … Continue reading

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Out There in Another Place

A rather belated post about the Out There visit to Crosby Beach near Liverpool with Kirkgate Studios and Workshops in August. The one-hundred life size cast-iron figures by Antony Gormley have been permanently resident on the beach front since 2006 … Continue reading

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Pottery and planning

This week the Out There group was able to use the pottery studio to try out methods of impressing leaves into clay. We specifically used leaves from plants we have dyed with and hope to include some small ceramic pieces … Continue reading

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Call for umbrellas …

It’s that time of year. Blowing a bit of a gale. You’re walking down the street and your umbrella blows inside out and is sadly beyond repair. What to do? Well, we’re collecting broken umbrellas here at Kirkgate for a … Continue reading

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Found, stitched and dyed

We got in touch with eco textile artist  India Flint to say how much our Out There group has enjoyed using the techniques she outlines in her book ‘Eco Colour’. You can see in this previous post the fruits of … Continue reading

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