Guest blog from Sara at DigIt!
Calling all knitters, crochet-fiends and all other woolcraft folk! Have you ever wanted to yarnbomb a World Heritage site?
On Tuesday 18th April – World Heritage Day – we’re staging six events across Scotland, one for each of our UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as part of Scotland in Six, an Event Scotland signature event for the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. At New Lanark, we’re going to yarnbomb the Institute – the traditional social hub of the village – and have a day of workshops, talks, plenty of tea & biscuits, and of course, knitting! The event is free but ticketed (so we know how many of you are coming), and you can pick yours up here: http://digit2017.com/events/knit-new-lanark-scotland-in-six/
Can’t make it on the day? Well, we still need your help…
It’s going to take a lot of wool to transform the site, so we’re looking for advance submissions from individuals and groups all over Scotland – and we can offer you a free workshop box to get you started. Our workshops-in-a-box contain all sorts of goodies, including some suggested patterns, and of course, some New Lanark yarn. If you’d like one sent out, just email [email protected] We’re looking for bunting, flowers, vines, squares, and pennants – all kinds of goodies that we can tie to railings, drop out of windows, wrap around pillars, and generally decorate this wonderful site.
So whether you’re a craft group, knitters’ collective, or solo stitcher, we’d love to hear from you!
Sara – DigIt!