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Posts Tagged ‘film’

The Stitched Selves on Film!

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on February 4, 2012

Remember back in 2010 when 255 of you made Stitched Selves and we showed them off at the Science Museum for one night only?

Since then they’ve been busy. They made an appearance at our Stitched Science event last summer and now they’re going to be on the big screen! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

The lovely folks at the Craft Club (the Craft Council’s initiative to get more people passing on the love of craft) got in touch to ask if we had any inspiring handmade bits to star in their brand new crafty film. Of course we did! Your Stitched Selves were possibly the most inspiring project we have ever done.

So we piled all 255 of you into a taxi and off we went to Craft Council Towers. Most of you were well behaved. Most of you…

The Stitched Selves spent the afternoon with the folks at Crush Creative making movie magic. Here are a few sneak peeks…

A whole lotta Stitched Selves wait nervously for their moment

Ready for your close up?

Pile of posing purly people

So where can you see this fibre-filled film? Well you’re lucky enough to be invited to the premiere at Stratford East Picturehouse, East London.

The FREE event takes place on Saturday  25th Feb 2012 between 12.00-13.00. You can book free tickets here.

There’ll also be a whole load of knitting going on, including free finger-knitting lessons and starter knitting kits.

All ages are invited so join the Cinema Knit-along with Craft Club and come and see if your Stitched Self made it onto the silver screen!

If you can’t make it along the film will be online very soon! We’ll post up a link as soon as it is.

There are also more pictures over on our Facebook page.

(We can’t guarantee all the Stitched Selves will be featured in the film. After all there are 255 of you! But if yours didn’t make the final cut there’ll be more Stitched Self mayhem in future. So keep an eye on Stitch London to see what they get up to.)

Lights! Camera! Knitting!

See you there, Stitch Londoners.

Posted in Events, Exclusive events, Knitting News, Learn to Knit, London Knitting, Meetings, Stitch Yourself, Stitched Selves | Tagged: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Oscar-winning glory knitwise

Posted by The Fastener on March 12, 2010

I’d like to thank my agent, my mum and all my adoring fans for this amazing award… oh wait, that’s another piece I have to write…

The awards season is with us and what better way to embrace the Oscars, BAFTAs and a whole heap of other filmic awards than with the perfect filmic pattern to go with your favourite contender or simply your favourite film?  I’ve scoured the net and found some brilliant patterns that will quench even the most hard-core film nerds thirst.

From one of the Daddies of the sci-fi genre – Star Wars.  Who doesn’t want to own their own lightsaber – and a knitted one? Even better. Use the fibre force with a Knitted Lightsaber*, Luke!

“That’s no light sabre. THIS is a light sabre."

Star Wars too old school for you? How about the newest Sci-Fi film to hit the big screeen, and one to have already scooped quite a few awards – Avatar? You too can make yourself look like a character from the movie!  Avatar headband*.

"To become 'taronyu', hunter, you must choose your own Ikran and he must also choose you. And you must wear this silly hat."

And if neither of these rock your boat, you could create a direct copy of Coraline’s jumper.  Not only is this cool, but it also echoes the fact that the whole of the film is handmade stop motion, even the tiny knitted jumpers! Set your button eyed sights on a Coraline Jumper.

"I'm your Other Jumper."

If you just can’t decide which film to create in knitted form, why not make a snack to go with your film viewing? Knitted Popcorn and Pretzel.

Let's all go to the lobby. To eat knitted snacks. Mmm woolly.

Here are some more film related patterns that I just had to share with you all:

Awwww. A squishy stitched alien parasite.

Harry potter patterns

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter – Golden snitch

Star wars

Coraline mittens

Twilight – Bella’s hat*

Alien facehugger

Pirates of the Caribbean*

If you do decide to make anything from these links, please tell let us know in the comments box below. We’d love to see them. 🙂

Happy film viewing!


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