Now I’ve caught my breathe after such a good day on Saturday I have a little time for reflecting. In doing this and chatting about it with Matt [head of my course] it highlighted one of the most lovely bits of the piece that makes it come alive is when you start talking about the stories that are connected to specific pieces. Personally one of my favourite pieces is the red piece at the far end, it was knit by a homeless woman called Florence. She almost leap on the knitting when she saw it and didn’t stop knitting till we were getting ready to leave. I filled in her label with her and she said she was just practising her knitting. Talking to her might not have looked like any moment of significance to anyone who witnessed it but for me it was. It just showed how so many of us came together with one piece. Just one of many stories that showed how the piece worked in so many more ways than a creative expression. As part of my documentation of the piece and the event I would love to gather the stories|memories of those who were there, so if you were there please could you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment to tell me about them! If it matters to you or something stood out to you I would love to you even if you don’t think it’s important!
An example is a comment posted by Hippolyra who said “it was really good fun, and awesome the way that people just joined in. there was a lovly Turkish lady next to me for a while, she barely spoke English, but we sat and knitted in companiable silence.”