Thursday, 21 October 2010


I am now pleased to be able to share with you some images of the final sculptures that were made by ArtYarn and the local community of Accrington. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the making of these 5 pieces that are now hanging in the indoor market hall in Accrington town centre...

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Animating Accy...

Here is the much anticipated animation film from Huckleberry Films who were also working on the Accrington LET project with ArtYarn and graphic designer and artist John Flanagan.

Grab a cuppa, get comfy and learn all about Accrington, Lancashire in the UK through the voices of the people of Accrington and through the eyes of Huckleberry Films... enjoy!

Monday, 11 October 2010

The Accrington LET project comes to a close this weekend with a celebratory event of all 3 commissioned projects being showcased in Accrongton Market Hall this Saturday, 16th October from 11am.

Please join us for the screening of Animating Accrington, the presentation of several crochet sculptures for Crocheting Accy! and the launch of Mapping Accy!
Please forward the invite to anyone you may wish to invite.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Last of the crochet sessions and beginning the sculptures: Saturday

Here are a few more images from the last Learn To Crochet session  which took place last Saturday, 2nd October.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the session, it was so wonderful to hear all of your lovely comments about how the sculptural pieces are looking so far.

Last of the crochet sessions and beginning the sculptures: Thursday

This weekend was the last of the 'Learn to Crochet' workshops at the LET space in Accrington Market Hall. Thanks to everyone who made it to the sessions, I've really enjoyed getting to know the locals and the market stall holders , thank you for your kindness and emthusiams for the projects.

Here are a few images from Thursday's session when I began the building of one of the sculptures that will hand in the LET space...

Just some of the crocheted pieces made at the Learn to Crochet workshops by the local community.

Starting to piece the sculptures together in the LET space...

The sculptres are formed around a super light polystyrene spheres. The free form crochet pieces are first pinned into the sphere , and then with invisible cotton, the pieces are sewed together around the sphere and the pinns them removes. Its a really lovely job to do, I love arranging all the colours and shapes. 

And by the end of the day the sculpture was coming along very nicely...

Sunday, 3 October 2010

ArtYarn on Radio Lancashire

A few weeks ago ArtYarn were invited on Radio Lancashire to talk about the crochet project and to teach radio DJ Gilly a thing or two about crocheting....

Me teaching Gilly how to crochet live on air

Along side me was Caroline from Huckleberry Films who was there to talk about their project Animating Accrington...

Many thanks to Radio Lancashire for giving us time to chat about the projects and for their enthusiasm and support.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

The LET Space

A month into the project and the LET space is looking wonderful now! At The moment the LET space is is the base for all of the drop in workshops and knitting circle sessions I am organising throught out the project. It is also a display space to showcase the creative and wonderful crocheted pieces the local community have been making by attending the workshops. 

At the moment the space has a washing line in which I have been hanging various pieces to over the past few weeks.  I have also been using various parts of the market stall structure to tie pieces on to and to group the different pieces together as a start for constructing the sculptures. 

I have had some wonderful comments back from the general public who have been admiring the work commenting on how nice it is to see the space transforming and growing week by week.

I thought I'd share a few images of how the space looks right now...


Crocheted pieces made by the community...

We've had a busy few weeks over at the LET Space in the market hall in Accrington, which you can see  here from this recent image of the LET work space...

Here are a few pictures of all the crocheted pieces the hard working participants have made..

The following pieces we're made at a Crochet sculpture workshop at The Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington on the 18th September. Many thanks to The Haworth Art Gallery for accommodating the workshop and for organising such a wonderful group of kids and adults to attend the session. 


Many thanks to the following people for contributing to the project so far:
  • Angela Jarzembski
  • Jan Carruthers
  • Anne Waddington
  • Elizabeth Nunns
  • Bethany Tomlinson
  • Samantha and Jemma Alldritt
  • Hally Bambury
  • Barbra Caddy
  • Melinda J
  • Marie Pattison
  • Caroline Eccles
  • Irene Henshaw
  • Debroah and Phillipa Iddon

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Knitting & Crochet Circle last weekend

Here are some images from last weekends Knitting Circle event at the LET space in Accrington Market Hall. Thanks to everyone who attended, didn't we all have a great day? :o)

There will be more photos this weekend, from the weekend events and from the workshop at the Haworth Art Gallery In Accrington, which will take place this Saturday (18th sept) 12.30 - 4, all welcome, and from all the other goings on at the LET space.