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K2TOG

Knit 2 Together
A knit graffiti project that will cover the columns on Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
  • August 16, 2012 12:48 pm

    Looking for a home for wool of Olympic proportions…


    K2TOG will be up until 30 September, but we are already thinking about what will happen to the wool after the piece has been taken down.

    After all the goodwill and time put into the project, we are eager for the wool from the installation to be reused and go to a good cause. We are now looking for people or organisations who would be interested in it.

    Over 1300 balls of wool, approximately 220 for each column have been used in order to make the installation, including Alpaca, Merino and a blend of British wool. All are 100% natural fibers. 

    If you are interested in the used wool, or have any more questions please email.


  • May 21, 2012 1:50 pm

    Go On…7 days left to donate!


    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.

    Donations can be made here.

  • May 16, 2012 12:58 pm

    Less than 50 days until the Jamaican team arrive in Birmingham

    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!

  • May 8, 2012 2:00 pm

    Help us reach our crowd-funding goal

    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.

  • May 1, 2012 11:32 am

    We have the furniture, now let’s turn this space into a knitting haven!

    Our K2TOG pop-up knitting space opens tomorrow! It will be open until 27 July, Wednesdays to Saturday 12-6pm and Sundays 12-5pm. It’s located on the lower ground floor of the Pavilions, opposite Laura Ashley. We hope to see you there very soon!

  • April 26, 2012 5:17 pm

    Get crafty and celebrate the Olympics in Birmingham’s new pop-up knitting space!

    Do you know your knit from your purl or are you a complete knitting novice eager to learn a new skill? We are looking for existing knitters and those who wish to learn a new craft to contribute to K2TOG, our spectacular knit graffiti installation that will welcome and celebrate the Jamaican and American teams stay in Birmingham this summer for London 2012.

    Our new pop-up space will open in the Pavilions Birmingham Shopping Centre on Wednesday next week (2 May), a relaxing drop-in space where anyone can come to contribute. Staff will be on hand to teach basic knitting skills and help with any pieces that have gone awry! Whether you are waiting for a train, need to rest from all that shopping or want a break from the office at lunchtime, you are welcome to pop-in and knit a few rows or just find out more about the project. Special knitting packs will also be available to take away in order to contribute to the piece.

    We estimate that it will take 1,300 balls of wool and 4, 500 hours to make the installation so we need your help!  We want the piece to be knitted by the proud people of the region, a colourful, personal, visually spectacular welcome to the teams. We also aim to pass on the skill of hand knitting to those who have little experience of traditional crafts.  The installation will be unveiled to coincide with the beginning of the Olympic Games, and will remain until the end of September.

    We’re still crowd-funding in order to raise the money that is needed to help fund workshops and the pop-up space. Those wishing to donate to the project should visit: http://tinyurl.com/Knit2Together Even a pound will make a great difference.

    The K2TOG pop-up space will be open from 2 May to 27 July 2012, Wednesdays to Saturday 12-6pm and Sundays 12-5pm. It is located on the lower ground floor of the Pavilions, opposite Laura Ashley. We hope to see you there soon!

  • April 21, 2012 2:37 pm
    
There are less than 40 days to go to donate to K2TOG. Not only will we be celebrating and welcoming the Jamaican and American Olympic teams to the city, but the money raised will fund our pop-up shop and workshops in order to teach hand-knitting to new people. We’re hoping to up-skill and introduce as many people as we can to the tradition of hand knitting. 
Click on the picture above to link to our Sponsume page to donate and for more information. Even a pound will make a world of difference.

    There are less than 40 days to go to donate to K2TOG. Not only will we be celebrating and welcoming the Jamaican and American Olympic teams to the city, but the money raised will fund our pop-up shop and workshops in order to teach hand-knitting to new people. We’re hoping to up-skill and introduce as many people as we can to the tradition of hand knitting. 

    Click on the picture above to link to our Sponsume page to donate and for more information. Even a pound will make a world of difference.

  • April 16, 2012 2:37 pm
    Did you see the Olympic themed knit graffiti piece in Saltburn, North Yorkshire in the news a couple of weeks ago? It remains a mystery who knitted it. It is on such a scale, and so detailed it must have been a group involved.
You can see the whole piece in an excellent gallery on the Telegraph website.
[Image via The Telegraph] View high resolution

    Did you see the Olympic themed knit graffiti piece in Saltburn, North Yorkshire in the news a couple of weeks ago? It remains a mystery who knitted it. It is on such a scale, and so detailed it must have been a group involved.

    You can see the whole piece in an excellent gallery on the Telegraph website.

    [Image via The Telegraph]