Thursday, 24 April 2008

Liverpool Knitted Wallhanging

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

Monday, 14 April 2008

Knitting with a zip?!

Has anybody ever tried knitting with a zip? Yes, using it instead of yarn.
Our Gillian has got a big reel of continuous zip, so she got some large needles and had a go.

Knitted Liver Bird

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):

The progress of the bird so far:

Purlesque - new Liverpool knitting group

We have started a new knitting group in Liverpool under the name "Purlesque". We meet every Sunday afternoon 2-4 in the Bluecoat Centre cafe.

We welcome anybody who would like to join in whether you knit, crochet or would like to learn.

We're also planning to do some joint projects and make knitted art together. If you're interested, come and find us.