Knitters Gather as Dundee Community ‘Yarn-Bombed’!
Published on 11 July 2015
The youngest and oldest participants in a Dundee knitting project joined others in showcasing their knitted creations today (Saturday 11 July 2015).
As part of the annual ‘Whitfest’, the ‘Knitfield’ group, a fun and colourful project aimed at teaching people of all ages how to knit, yarn-bombed the metal tree outside ‘The Crescent’ in Whitfield.
The tree was decorated in a patchwork-quilt style collection of knitted and crochet squares, with pom-poms hanging from its branches. All of the creations were made by ‘Knitfield’ participants, allowing people to put a colourful stamp on their community in a unique way.
The ‘Knitfield’ group, which ran throughout June within ‘The Crescent’, attracted a host of local knitters of all ages, male and female, including nine year old John Cummings and 83 year old John John Nygoist who lives in Ballumbie Court care home.
Ballumbie Court has since established its own knitting group for residents, who meet every Monday and the knitted ‘Knitfield’ creations will shortly take up their new residence on its veranda, to brighten up the outdoor space and make an impact.
Spearheaded by local creative arts charity Pure Media UK and funded by Awards for All, the Knitfield workshops were run in conjunction with project partner ‘Fluph’, Blackness Road, Dundee.
Heather Anderson, a Duncan of Jordanstone graduate who led the project said, “Knitfield has been a wonderful chance for the community to get together. Lots of the people involved had never knitted before so not only did they learn a new skill but they met new people and felt part of something. We are now in talks to establish Knitfield’s future as it achieved so many for so many people.”
For more information, please contact Heather – telephone 07806775617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.