Purlesque knitting circle meets every Tuesday evening in CUTHBERTS BAKEHOUSE (Mount Pleasant, Liverpool) from 6pm. Its a lovely get together of people who love to crochet and knit so grab your current project and join us for tea and cake.
This Sunday we wore hats and hairbands around the theme of drinking tea and coffee as we normally have our meetings in the cafe. Jane wore a knitted coffee cup and saucer, Sarah had cupcakes and sweets on her hairband and Ildi wore a paper mache capuccino. More ideas coming soon!...
Here we go... Our group helped out at the ukhandknitting stand as volunteers to teach knitting. And we presented them with the very first knitted Liver bird that will be part of the Great British Picknit display.
Knit a panel for Liverpool, the Knitting Capital of Culture 2008! The Purlesque group of Liverpool is looking for knitters & crocheters who would like to contribute a panel (or more) for a wallhanging inspired by Liverpool to celebrate our Capital of Culture status.
We are looking for knitted or crocheted square panels, size
30 cm x 30 cm (12 in x 12 in).
We would like plain panels (for example for parks & the River Mersey) and decorated ones (for example the letters of L-I-V-E-R-P-O-O-L, a picture of the Superlambanana, something music or sports-related, etc.), or even 3D pieces (buildings, grass, trees, etc.).
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter/crocheter, you are welcome to take part in our project. We are happy to help and discuss your idea and you can also team up with other people to make a panel.
The deadline for submitting your panel(s) is
30th September, 2008.
We plan to display the finished wallhanging in public spaces around Liverpool.
If you would like to take part, please send an e-mail to
When we first met up about starting a group we decided to make our own contribution to the Great British Picknit in the form of a Liver bird. As far as we know this is going to be the first ever knitted Liver bird. It's the famous symbol of Liverpool and it fits in with the picnic quite well. We're working on it in a bit of a rush as we've only just met a couple of times, but we'd like to present it to ukhandknitting at the International Craft and Hobby Fair held in Aintree April 25-27th.
The ladies are busy knitting and crocheting (featuring the bird on the table):