Saturday, 15 March 2014

Knitted Garden just opened in Gosport Gallery until May 17th

4th year of touring and it still looks great. Tim and I have just spent the last two days installing it at Gosport Gallery, Discovery Centre.

Lots of new additions to the knitted garden from the women of  Gosport including an stream extension to the pond complete with ducks arse!

Some new knitted muddy footprints!

 Great new scarecrow!

 Wellies, sack of potatoes - all new work.

 Wheelbarrow is a new addition too.

And lots of signage around the town means it will be busy.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Invitation to exhibit the knitted garden in Estonia

We have been invited to take the garden to Tallin in Estonia!

Exciting - just working how and when.
More details to follow...

Images from Springhead, Fontmell Magna December 2013

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

new dates for 2013

Blooming Marvelous – knitted garden

Do you remember the fabulous knitted garden made by 2000 wonderful residents of Bournemouth that adorned Bournemouth Library for 5 weeks in May and June 2011?

Well their knitted garden is still growing and touring the UK and has been on holiday to Durlston Country Park, Lighthouse Poole, Bridpot Arts Centre, a castle in Wales, and a museum in Halifax.

It is retuning to Dorset and will be on show at
·Beaminster Museum from Sat 16th November to Saturday 23nd           November
·Springhead, Fontnell Magna from Saturday 30th Nov to Sunday           8th December

In 2014 it will be at
·Gosport Art Gallery from 15th March until 17th May
·Arts Depot London 18th July until 7th Sept

Pauline Stanley

Thursday, 15 August 2013

New tour dates coming up

Beaminster and Fontnelle Magna in Dorset this autumn.
Peterborough in early spring 2014.
Gosport in late spring 2014.
More details to follow.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

"The Swanage Middle School knitting club saw the Knitted Garden at Durlston. They decided they would like to join the project to let the country know about their knitting club and leave a lasting legacy for their school, which is closing in July 2013, due to a review of school provision in Purbeck.

The project is therefore called "The final picnic at Swanage Middle School" and depicts the girls' themselves, supervised by one of their teacher's Mr Tubb.

Lucy, Kerry, Alana, Ella, Hollie and many other nutty knitters, ages 9-11. Helped by adults; Julie, Jean and Kim"

Monday, 3 September 2012

Halifax - last week to see it for 2012.

The knitted garden is still at Bankfield museum until 10th September.

The local knitters have been making a Yorkshire garden - looking forward to seeing it!

Just received this comment from Bankfield Staff.

"It has been fantastic, the Yorkshire garden we have made is also brill, we did a hillside with sheep the flock must be 2 dozen strong at least,  it has been one of the best exhibitions we have had for a long time, people have just been coming back again and again to see it, all the children have loved it".

Bankfield Museum
Akroyd Park
Boothtown Road
Halifax HX3 6HG
Telephone: 01422 354823 / 352334

The knitted garden goes into hibernation for the winter but will be  exhibited again in February 2013.