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KNITTING IN AUGUST

We knitted (and crocheted) at two events this month - our own Craft Festival in East Brighton and the Twist and Make event at the Phoenix. It was one of the hottest day of the year and I was amazed that anyone would choose to wander round a gallery rather than sprawling on the beach.
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1792 map of Brighthelmstone
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Here's Trish gamely trying to learn to crochet...
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1792 map of Brighthelmstone
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...Karen was on hand to help people learn to knit - Luca has to be our youngest convert and he's getting REALLY good.
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1792 map of Brighthelmstone
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It really was an incredibly hot day.
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1792 map of Brighthelmstone
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Here's my grandson displaying all the squares that were knitted at our own Craft Festival on the 12th. We had all so enjoyed knitting squares for the blanket for the Shepherd's Hut at Stanmer that we decided to make some more - this time for a blanket for the bed in the Stanmer Rural Museum.
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Karen did a great job all day showing people how to knit - the 6" squares are an ideal place to start as they're so easy and knitted on the diagonal, they end up square.
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Visitors learned how to knit and needle felt as the yurt took shape in the background.
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Here's Karen with her first group of trainee knitters.
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STANMER CHURCH
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antique knitting machine
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We're back in Stanmer church on Sunday afternoons 2.00 - 5.00.
We're in the process of setting up an antique knitting machine that usually lives in the Stanmer Rural Museum. Do come along to see if we've succeeded in getting it to work, or have a chat about traditional crafts, local history or solar dyeing.
What do you think about setting up a working Heritage Craft Museum?