What about a ‘yarn bomb’? Maybe a Xmas tree? Let’s do it!
An idea started by members of the RGU Knit and Natter Group in the summer took off and after months of creative knitting, design and engineering, not to mention nattering, an amazing Christmas tree was created and put up in the Sir Ian Wood Building concourse.
The group’s engineer, Jenny McConnachie, came up with the plan for the design of the tree and everyone pitched in to knit the green squares – over 200 in total. After that it was onto the decorations – who would have thought you could even knit tinsel – and then the putting it all together. Many people, not just knit and natterers, helped supply wool, knit (or crochet) squares and decorations (including Roberta the angel) and generally making the tree happen. Thanks go to David Smith, Engineering Technician cut out the base circle and Judith Logan who helped organise a place to set up the tree.
The Knit and Natter Group was started a couple of years ago by the Art and Heritage Collections in support of the Fit for the Future Healthy University project. The group as grown and now has around 25 staff and student members.
The group meets every Friday lunchtime to knit, crochet, sew (in fact, anything with a craft theme is welcome), and natter. It is surprising how an hour away from your desk, knitting and chatting with like minded people from across the University can be so therapeutic.
If you are inspired and would like to join us then come and find us every Friday lunchtime in the Sir Ian Wood building front atrium between 12 and 2pm. For more information please contact Judith Moynagh