Monday, 6 April 2009

Welcome to Knitted Nature...

Welcome to our new project Knitted Nature!!
In conjunction with UKDIY and Touchstones Rochdale we bring you a brand new yarn crazy project to get involved in.
We are now collecting knitted and crocheted flowers and leaves which will form an indoor instillation to accompany the En Plein Air exhibition.

En Plein Air
Rochdale Art Gallery 14th March - 6th September 2009

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This exhibition from the Art Gallery’s permanent collection will focus on artists who were part of the trend of painting out of doors or ‘en plein air’ in the later 19th and early 20th Century, often basing themselves in the artists colonies which sprang up in Staithes, North Yorkshire and Newlyn and St Ives in Cornwall. Sometimes referred to as the ‘British Impressionists’, they were influenced by French artists such as Jules Bastien-Lepage who advocated painting even large-scale canvases outdoors rather than in the studio.


Artyarn invite you to take part in the Knitted Nature project, an installation work at Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale for UKDIY.

We are now collecting knitted and crocheted leaves and flowers from around the world which will contribute to a hanging installation to be displayed in the En Plan Air exhibition from June 2009.

You can use any leaf or flower pattern you desire, any colour
and texture you wish. Make sure you include your name when you send them to us as you will be credited along side the exhibition.


Touchstones Rochdale
The Esplanade
OL16 1AQ

Please keep updated for new patterns, contributors pictures and other related Knitted Nature news.

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