20th February 2018
Swindon celebrities get knitted
If you’re in the vicinity of Stitch ‘n’ bitch ladies you’ll hear the click clack click of knitting needles as they get to work on their latest project aimed at raising funds for Swindon Mind. What they’re creating is a knitted art installation for display in Swindon’s museum and art gallery from the 28th March. What fun! This is when the ladies made a poppy cloak for Brunel: https://www.facebook.com/SwindonSnB/
Read more about it all below.
A Stitch in Time to Make another Nine
‘Swindon Stitch and Bitch are Swindon based crafters and they are currently working against the clock to create an art installation for the Swindon Museum and Gallery in old town.
The exhibit that they are making is titled ‘The Characters – Tapestry of Swindon’, which will go on display on the 28th of March 2018. The group are making dolls that represent past and present characters that have had some influence on Swindon. They hope to create 30 figures in total and at present they have 21 completed. Nine dolls may not sound very many, but with so many hours going into creating each one, it is a labour of love.
Tracey Major said “We wanted to select characters past and present, because its all part of the story of our town, things don’t change over night it takes the passage of time.
We didn’t just want to choose ‘famous’ people to create, because so many other people of Swindon influence our lives and the town.”
Although they want to keep the dolls under wraps until the big day, they are happy to publish a list of the figures that they intend to create.
Alfred Owen Williams
Robert Turner Watkins
Bruce the collecting dog
The Grey Lady
If you are in the list above or are related to anyone in the list, the group would love to invite you to the launch day – 28thMarch 2018 at 2pm, at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, SN1 4BA to see the figures and to meet the crafters.
After the exhibition, all the figures will be sold to raise money for Swindon Mind. If you’d like to buy any of the dolls, please leave your contact details with the museum team and the crafters will get back to you.’