Thursday 27 March 2014

Knit a Bike for Le Tour Yorkshire

This year the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, the world's largest annual sporting event, is coming to Yorkshire.  The Yorkshire Festival 2014, and York: Be part of it are celebrating this momentous event with 100 days of art & culture from 27 March to 6 July 2014 when Le Tour leaves York.  We are "being part of it" too.  Hippystitch is joining up with Deborah New to knit (with your help!) a giant bike (& some jerseys) which will be part of a yarnstormed installation in Rowntree Park, York.

In order to be ready in time we are holding our workshops in Craft & Design Month - May 2014. (Last year we had great fun in Craft & Design Month preparing for the Yarnbombing Event at the Rowntree Park Party). Do join us this year to try out some finger knitting, arm knitting, (yes, bring your arms!) & big knitting with very large needles.  We hope to be doing some wheel weaving too!

March/April 2014 Issue

We had fun in Craft & Design month last year - so come & join us again this year!

The workshops are on:

Saturday 10 May 2014 - Your Bike Shed
Bicycle Cafe, 148-150 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX

Thursday 22 May - Rowntree Park Cafe
Rowntree Park, Richardson Street, York, YO23 1JU

There's no need to book just drop in - all materials are provided

The Knit a Bike installation goes up in Rowntree Park on Friday 6 June 2014 and will remain till after the Grand Depart.  Find it by the tennis courts near Rowntree Park Cafe! 

Sponsored by Friends of Rowntree Park and one of the Yorkshire Festival Events


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