Monday, February 19, 2007

Knitting for birds

A friend recently gave me a ball of soft fluffy knitting yarn. It reminds me of the soft feather down of young chicks.

"I have recently taken up knitting following a tragic incident with my last budgerigar. I would like to make a winter coat for the replacement bird. Does anyone have a knitting pattern I could use?"

from letter page, newsletter of Cast-Off Knitting Club for Boys and Girls, KC2/Oct.02, London 2002

"A Port Augusta woman who knits 260 tiny jumpers every year is part of an international effort to save thousands of fairy penguins threatened by oil spills..."

More about this and knitting for birds on textile artist Deirdre Nelson's web log


Blogger Arielle said...

Talking about using wool for knitting/making special things, you might want to check a website on Google: type in the name of the two French artists Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec, go to page two and click on the collection/Erwan Bouroullec, and you will see a photo of the wall of woollen tiles they have erected in a public space. The tiles are made of a foam core laminated with four different types of wool ... The result is quite beautiful and colourful!

4:54 pm  
Blogger Arielle said...

Actually type in only Ronan Bouroullec! ...

5:11 pm  

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