Briswool :: A Knitted City

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I’m a country lass at heart but I was still super excited to visit the Briswool exhibition at Paper Village, a wonderful arts and crafty shop in South Bristol, and be inspired by all of the knitted buildings and landmarks that are close to my heart, having both lived and worked in the city at various times in the past.  Briswool as you can see is an attempt to represent Bristol in wool.  Its a community knitting project led by Vicky Harrison from Paper Village that so far has involved at least 92 people and has taken between around 4000 hours of time and its still growing….!!

Briswool will next be exhibited in early October at the M Shed.  There will be two free workshops called “how to craft a city” to show people how to design and make a building and a chance for people who can’t knit, needle felt or crochet to come along and learn new skills, and make something new to incorporate into the model.  Briswool the movie will be filmed over the summer, intended to be part documentary, part journey through the landscape of Briswool, and will launched later in the year too.

After enjoying the delights of Briswool, we popped across the road to the local green park and enjoyed a sandwich from the fabulous Southville Deli and the girls had an icecream from the wonderfully retro Lucilles.  My kind of day out 🙂

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Join the Paper Village Facebook page www.facebook.com/Papervillagearts to get regular updates and find out about other Paper Village Projects including ‘Dresses for Girls’ where you can get involved in making dresses for girls living in poverty in other parts of the world.  Sounds like a great project to me 🙂

Happy Knitting/Crocheting and Crafting this Bank Holiday Weekend!

Bye for now! xx

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11 thoughts on “Briswool :: A Knitted City

  1. Joy

    Well, isn’t this just marvellous, and how much planning, great management and talent must have gone into it to come out the other side with such a wonderful exhibition! Thanks so much for sharing your great pics and links, Claire, and I’m happy you and family had such an exciting day! xoJoy

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    1. Knit and Purl Garden Post author

      Thanks Joy, it was pretty amazing – such a fantastic idea, and so much more that can be contributed. I will definitely go back in October and maybe contribute something myself.. Good thing my family enjoy yarn- filled days out too….! Have a lovely weekend x

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  2. lovelucie1

    Thank you so much for sharing all those wonderful photos. I can imagine the delight in recognising known landmarks and streets and houses in yarn.

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    1. Knit and Purl Garden Post author

      Thanks Lucie, glad you enjoyed the photos. I would love to contribute something knitted myself – no one has knitted Bristol Zoo yet – that would be fun! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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    1. Knit and Purl Garden Post author

      Thanks Kristen. I love all of the little knitted houses – they really do look like that in real life – all painted different rainbow colours up high on the hill. No one has knitted the zoo yet – that would be fun 🙂

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  3. Knitted Pink

    I love the pictures Claire. Thankyou for showing us. Its looks so much fun. Wouldn’t it be great if Briswool went on tour?! And they came up to Manchester 🙂

    Reply

Thanks so much for visiting! Do leave a comment, I read them all and would love to hear from you. Claire xx

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