If there is one thing that I am missing quite badly after leaving London it is the lovely London Stitch N Bitch crew, and as I typed this one of their newsletter just popped into my inbox! I missed the lovely ladies, the weekly meet ups at all types of venues around London and finding out what the Knit the City knitters are up to as they spread their knitting love around London.
While looking around for a local knitting group to join, I came across the Iheartkx website. Inviting all knitters to attend one of their knitting circles for the month of September, the various knitted bits and pieces will be used as part of a public art project around Kings Cross.
Every year City of Sydney commissions a major community-based public art project as part of Art & About. This year, Reef Knot’s ‘I Heart Kings Cross’ project was chosen to engage with the truly diverse and spirited community of Kings Cross as well as local artists.
Over two months Reef Knot will collaborate with a team of artists to run assorted knitting circles in Fitzroy Gardens and other local businesses. Then, in early October 2009, the finished pieces will be installed throughout the Cross in a celebration of colour, tolerance and diversity.
‘I Heart Kings Cross’ will be installed from 10-25 October.
From memory this was indeed the biggest collaborative knitting project that I have seen in Sydney. By mid October, expect to see sometimes dodgy but always lively Kings Cross be covered in knitting.
If interested, there are several knitting circles meeting up on various days of the week, with the biggest group meeting on Saturdays from 10:00-16:00 at the Fitzroy Garden in Kings Cross. More details can be found here.
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How fantastic it was to stumble across this project while I was down in Kings Cross recently. I watched peoples faces light up with smiles.. you’ve really lifted the spirit down there… I love it.