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Arts & Crafts Event, Sat 20 Apr - Sun 12 May 2019, free entry

Knitted Leeds

Knitted Leeds

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We are delighted to be able to host the Knitted Leeds Exhibition, prior to it's journey to it's permanent home

Knitted Leeds [https://www.facebook.com/KnittedLeeds/] is a community project that has been running for 10 months. It has involved over 30 knitters in Leeds and surrounding areas.  The project will be unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Leeds on Saturday 13th April.

The project is creating a large (7 feet by 5 feet) knitted image of Leeds.

The image is an illustrated map of the city featuring over 40 buildings and landmarks. Including the Town Hall, Corn Exchange, City Varieties. City Square, Royal Armouries, Civic Hall, County Arcade, fd Arena, Quarry House. Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam, Kirkstall Abbey, Elland Road and Armley Mills.

There are many smaller features associated with the landmarks such as statues, sporting equipment, bicycles. A petting zoo, a spinning wheel, swans, barges, traffic lights and a bonfire.

As well as creating an image that will look stunning when on display, the project has brought together knitters and knitting groups that had not previously met.

The project has had no external funding and has been financed by the kind generosity of the people involved.

Wool has been a vital part of the history of Leeds and we see a knitted image of the city as being a tribute to its past. The fleece symbol on Leeds Coats of Arms is in recognition of the importance of wool to the city. Armley Mills was once the largest woollen mill in the world.

Knitted Leeds will be unveiled and exhibited at the Spring Into Wool event. Which takes place on 13th and 14th April 2019 at The Grammar School at Leeds.

The unveiling by the Lord Mayor takes place at 10.30am on Saturday 13th April. Knitted Leeds will also be an exhibit at the Leeds Wool Festival taking place on 1st June 2019 at Armley Mills.

Talks are underway for it to become a permanent exhibit at Armley Mills museum.

We will be running a series of yarn related workshops [https://www.fabric-ation.co.uk/product-category/craft-classes-leeds/] alongside this exhibition

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 Apr - Sun 12 May 2019 10:30 to 00:00

Prices

Free entry

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    Contact

    Fabrication Crafts Ltd

    Address

    79 Albion Street,
    Leeds,
    LS1 5AP

    Location

    Directions

    See location of The Light on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 300337  Lat: 53.79879 Long: -1.54527

    By Car:

    Head for Leeds city centre from all directions. In Leeds city centre, follow signs for the City Loop - a one way system around the city. When having passed the Town Hall on your left follow the road to the right. Signs for The Light will appear, and the car park entrance is on the right, just after the Cathedral.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds city train station, walk out of either of the main entrances and walk straight up Park Row (there are many banks on this road). Cross over The Headrow, and The Light is on the corner by the Radisson BLU hotel.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality