The Olympic torch is working its way across the country and the K2TOG pop-up shop is busy with knitters.
There are now only seven days until the end of our crowd-fundraiser. Go on, please help us meet our target and fund our knitting workshops. We’re aiming to teach as many people as we can the wonderful skill of hand-knitting. What a wonderful opportunity for people to learn a new skill and be part of a project to welcome the Jamaican and American teams to Birmingham for London 2012.
It’s not long until the Jamaican and American teams arrive in Birmingham but it’s even sooner to our crowd-funding deadline! Why not help welcome Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth and the rest of the teams to the second city in a truly unique way!
There’s only 12 days to donate to the K2TOG project. Even a pound will help us continue our knitting workshops. You can donate and find out more here.
Why not also contribute to the project by knitting a square which will end up covering the columns of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Drop-in to our pop-up shop in the Pavilions to find out more about the project, learn how to knit and pick up some wool too!
There are 20 days left to help us reach our crowd-funding goal. We really need your help to continue to fund the workshops in order for our knit graffiti installation to be made. The piece will be a colourful, spectacular welcome to the Jamaican and American teams to Birmingham. Please donate, help us and participate in something very unique to the city.
More information on how to donate can be found here. Even a pound will help us towards our goal.
The pop-up shop in the Pavilions was busy over the bank holiday weekend with lots of people visiting to find out more about the project and have a knit. It was great to see people starting to cast on and contribute to the piece. Why not come and pick up some wool and take part?
We are also delighted to have been featured on the Design Week blog. You can read the piece here.
Some pictures from the first 2 days of our pop up shop.
It’s been lovely meeting people, getting them knitting and telling them about the installation. We’ve also had some great comments about the shop.
I’d like to take this chance to thank everyone who helped get the shop up and running. Gen, Tom, Simon and Ruth for donating furniture. Ben for illustrating the how to knit wall and designing the vinyls. Sharon for helping me apply the vinyls in the dark. Vicky and Helen for being understanding pairs of extra hands just when I needed them.
K2TOG pop up shop is located in Pavilions Birmingham. Opening hours are Wednesdays - Saturdays 12-6pm and Sundays 12-5pm.
As well as making an original and spectacular welcome to the Jamaican and American teams, we aim to spread the skill of hand knitting. Whether you can currently knit or not, we would love to see you!
We’re still crowd-funding in order to raise the money that is needed to help fund our workshops and continue the pop-up shop until the end of July. Even a pound will make a great difference so please please click through and make a donation: http://tinyurl.com/Knit2Together
This summer Sara Fowles and Stitches and Hos aim to cover with knitting the columns on the outside of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to commemorate the visit and stay in Birmingham of the Jamaican and American Olympic teams. A palette of six colours (red, white, blue, green yellow and black) will be used to create the installation. The colours are taken from both team’s national flags and are the same colours used in the Olympic rings logo.