April – August 2011
Unique Cottage Farm Studios and Carol Parker, a 3D mixed media artist are collaborating to work with a number of mixed community groups from all across the county.
Knit2gether lincs is part of Igniting Ambition, a Cultural Olympiad programme in the East Midlands which invests in projects and people that take the London 2012 Games as their inspiration to create once-in-a-lifetime cultural opportunities for audiences and communities. Igniting Ambition is funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to create a cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the European Regional Development Fund and the East Midlands Development Agency, with the support of Arts Council England and many others.
Taking inspiration from the 2012 Olympics the groups will create a knitted athletic/running track using natural, recycled and synthetic yarns.
Its easy to get involved – if you can already knit then download the Track knitting instructions and knit a bit or alternatively come along to one of the activity days taking place across the county.
An eye-catching yarn bombing event will also take place in several areas to decorate town centres with colourful knitted displays, turning them into vibrant, thought provoking areas full of creative life and energy. Our Wool Day on 21 May promoting wool and other yarns will also celebrate Lincolnshire’s heritage and promote a sustainable resource as part of the whole project.
The end of project piece will make up an exhibition which will go on display at a regional event.