We’ve recently been involved in the Christchurch Arts Festival, co-ordinating Slip, a collaborative knit and crochet project sponsored by Felt for the Winter Garden in Cathedral Square. Over 50 crafty volunteers have been working together for weeks to produce hundreds of little crocheted flowers, leaves and french-knitted vines to adorn lamp posts around the Square, and provide a little injection of colour and life into the otherwise bleak winter cityscape.
The flowers are not only adorning the Square either – they’re attached to the vines with pins so that passersby can pick them to adorn themselves. Look out for crocheted flowers on coats, scarves and hats all over town!
The Arts Festival this year also features the addition of a giant snow dome ice skating rink, complete with a scrumptious She Chocolat hot chocolate stall (mmmm, chilli hot chocolate), and heaps of class acts lined up on the programme for the Telstra Clear Club.
Slip is growing in a Square near you (provided you live in Christchurch) until August 9th – head along and check it out!