Tuesday, 23 December 2008

cute angel and sparkley knits galore

one of the artworkers where i work made this cute angel pin

and louise made these festive sparkley knits for pole art.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

jingle bells

we got a great surprise from Balou this week. amazing pole crochet in the brightest, fabbist, colours imaginable and it it's got bells and tassles too ~ woohoo ~ thanks Balou :o))

Saturday, 20 December 2008

as requested

well they've opened their presents early so for those of u who asked to see the full pictures.....

Thursday, 18 December 2008

secret santa

maria asked me to
make something for tony


tony asked me to make something

for maria!

and is it just me or do photos in blogger get posted in the opposite order to the way you upload them?
(how diSordeRly)

Monday, 15 December 2008


This is Aran. Alison made him. I like him because you don't really see him until you get up close. Guerilla knitting sometimes needs the camouflage approach.

Sunday, 14 December 2008


sometimes when pictures just ain't going right you just wish you could razz them up on the computer and give them a bit of oooomph

Saturday, 13 December 2008

posting posts

they're coming in thick and fast. but please note the bare pole in the background which still needs a bit of knitted outerware. this season's poles are wearing a variety of looks. fringes, flowers, beaded french knitting (anything goes). And look what happens to ordinary objects (like chairs) at Henshaws.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

guerillaing around

here's some of the action so far ....... as usual my photography is second to none

more to follow...............

Thursday, 27 November 2008

inside job

we work there so we know how to get in at night. our covert operation is to decorate 26 poles around the arts and crafts centre and gallery with funky knitting grrl+dog style. wanna join us? we need knitted, woven, textile etc strips of gorgeousness to tie round the poles. Each piece needs to measure 11.5 inches wide and can be as long as you like (up to about 2 metres). The arts and crafts centre is open to 70+ artists who have learning difficulties and other disabilities. Many are blind or have low vision so the more tactile the better and squeaks and bells etc will go down well too. Durable materials recommended as it rains a lot around here! The centre is open to the public so feel free to 'tag' your artwork with your name / website / message as we hope this will be seen by lots of people visiting the centre over the next 6 months / 1 year. The action starts next week so get your needles clicking !

Oh and by the way - we don't reckon the management are going to arrest us and send us to knitting prison - we think they'll LOVE IT.

send your contribution to:
The Knitting ARmy
Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre
Bond End


codeword: drop one


Monday, 24 November 2008

guerilla medals

blimey - it's so long since I've been here I've almost forgotten how to post messages and upload pictures. but here's one of some of the medals to honour the brave comrades who came on the art 'ant'ics a few weeks ago. it was a fine mission. there were ants in the cafe, ants in the cinema, ants attached to bicycles, babies, cars and railings. apparently it's shrines and monsters next.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Grrl + Dog = (quirky + wierd) X yummy

i i got a grrl+dog parcel
it's full of yummy things and they're even yummier than when i saw them on her blog
gorgeous painted papers
a one armed effigy of a weird artist
vials of unusual stuff
scrummy tags to go on trees
thanks grrl r

Saturday, 27 September 2008

busy busy

can't believe it's been a whole week since i've been here....work has cranked up a notch and things have been a bit hectic to say the least. Anyway, here's a few cyanatypes (have i spelt that right? I dunno) and now I'm off to check up on what I've missed over at your place.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

me and surfaces should not be allowed to reside in the same place


I'm not trying to frighten you or anything but Lynne did ask t

o see it in it's full glory! I'm in the process of moving house at the moment and negotiations are currently in progress as to just how much of my mega art mountain gets the boot (this is just a fraction of the full horror).


Thursday, 18 September 2008

messy collage - the whole thing

At jean's request, here is the full collage with part of the sofa to try and give you an idea of scale.

messy collage

these are close ups of parts of a giant messy collage made with found papers (enlarged x a million on a photocopier) and ink.