The artist in residence for next September at Walthamstow Wetlands has arrived from Glasgow into E17 for a reccie fortnight and is kinda resident at The Mill E17,which is the hub of knitting for “Urban Swifts”. A call went out from the Wetlands today via Facebook for experienced knitters to come and collect their swift patterns at the hub.
A score of women stepped back being inexperienced and a little in the dark. What is it all about?
Last night Urban Swifts was promoted at Gnome house in Blackhorse Lane E17 but many folk were soaked from a day walking to bus stops during the tube strike and watched Corrie instead. The artist’s methods and means are on Facebook where she describes her knitted terns on another project. So much is on Facebook.
Currently it looks like Walthamstow Wetlands is a corner of the world stage coveted by those other people and knitters of swifts.
I said “looks like”.