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Monster ArtBox update: When Muncher met Plarchie

Posted by on 17 Jul, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, BT ArtBox, Charity knits, Knitting, London, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Solo Graffiti, Squid | 0 comments

Monster ArtBox update: When Muncher met Plarchie

Day 24 on the Trafalgar Square roundabout: a pirate tattoo, a meeting between two giant knitted brothers, and Plarchie the giant squid gets taunted by the world’s bravest child.

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Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

Posted by on 16 Dec, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Events, Fantabulous Crafty People, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, London, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Random Knits, Squid | 0 comments

Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

Slake Moths, from China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, feed on people’s dreams, they excrete nightmare-making invisible poo, and they leave their victims behind as drooling hunks of human vegetable.

So what would make a more perfect tribute to Mr Mieville’s monsters than to immortalise them in lovely squishy yarn, I ask you?

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Plarchie the Knitted Squid to Party with China Miéville

Posted by on 7 Dec, 2011 in Events, Knit the City, Knitting, London, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Random Knits, Squid | 1 comment

Plarchie the Knitted Squid to Party with China Miéville

It was only a matter of time before it happened: China Miéville, world famous fantasy fiction writer with a soft spot for giant squid, and Plarchie, the most infamous crafty Kraken ever knitted, in the same place at the same time. What manner of madness will be unleashed when these two steampunk giants collide?

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Knits on Titchmarsh (or Plarchie meets Daytime TV)

Posted by on 24 Oct, 2011 in Book Stuff, Knitting, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Squid, Stitch London | 11 comments

Knits on Titchmarsh (or Plarchie meets Daytime TV)

The Alan Titchmarsh Show on October 6th was all about knitting. Hence calling on the so-called ‘Banksies of knitting’ (according to Alan’s pre-amble) myself and the good Perri Lewis. And they didn’t just want us.

Oh no, they wanted the knits too…

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My Knit the City book is released into the wild

Posted by on 14 Sep, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, London, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Squid | 0 comments

My Knit the City book is released into the wild

Stand by for a Snoopy dance, folks. The UK edition of my Knit the City book has been released into the wild! Woo hoo! Here’s the shiny cover, featuring everybody’s favourite handsome squid: This Friday is the official Knit the City Gargantuan Gosh Book Launch at the rather fantabulous Gosh Comics. Join me and the rest of the Knit the City Yarn Corps as we bring the sneaky stitch to Gosh in celebration of our shiny new book. There’ll be fizzy booze, sneaky stitching cake and...

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White Paper Three: Squid’s Eye View

Posted by on 14 Jul, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, defined by _____, Germany, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Squid, Travel | 2 comments

White Paper Three: Squid’s Eye View

It might not seem as tough as building skyscrapers, gutting fish or working in a coal mine but being dropped into the middle of a strange city to make original art every day was quite a scary thing. Here’s why: Every day our art went up on the wall of the City of Peace Stadium in the centre of the city. There is was peered at by passers by who either lived in or were visiting the city. I felt very much that each White Paper I made needed to show the people peering at it that I was doing...

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