BBC Craftivism coming to your tellybox

BBC Craftivism coming to your tellybox

Can craft help change the world? Meet the crafters turning handmade art into action. Craftivism: Making a Difference is on BBC4 Feb 1st at 10pm.

VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

When I cast on a scarf in eye-gouging neon yarn at 6.10 on live BBC Breakfast TV I had absolutely no idea that those few garish stitches would be the start of a knitting revolution. But it seems the Scarf of Doom has become a symbol for Knitters’ Freedom.

London: The Fourth Plinth: “Knitting girl! Knitting girl!”

Yesterday morning I was art. It was all the fault of Mr Antony Gormley, whose cast-iron sculptures scared the bejesus out of half of London in 2007 by peering down from South Bank rooftops like rusty angels of death.