Creative Networking – Urban Knitting, Aruba Stones


An example of Knitiffi in action

Are you a creative looking to meet commissioners?  Or a commissioner looking to meet creatives?

Join artist Ali Brown in a workshop to encourage creative match-making for projects, ideas and skills. Ali Brown is the founder of Knitiffi, a collective of knit artists who breathe life into inanimate objects using knitting.

Creative Networking – Urban Kniting – Aruba Stones 

Wednesday May 7th 2014

6:30 – 8:30pm, The Surrey Vaults, Bristol

Free but booking required 

Aruba wishing stones

In this workshop Ali Brown will help you create your own piece of knit graffiti and be a part of a ‘Knitiffi’ style installation. In Aruba, the Caribbean, a beach is full of stacks of rocks – there is an old island tradition where visitors and residents alike come to offer wishes for health, for wealth, and for happiness.Inspired by this tradition we will be adding some knit graffiti to our stones and building our own stacks full of wishes. Knit, crochet or embellish a pre -knitted panel and fit it to a stone and attach to it your wish culminating in an outdoor knitted art installation. This will be a time for creating, discussion and reflection and chance to experience being a part of a knitted community.

Creativity and communication will be encouraged throughout and you’ll have the chance to freely network with a group of like-minded professionals. No previous knitting experience necessary.

This event is part of a series of creative networking evenings please sign up to the Bristol Arts and Health Forum Blog to keep updated.


Knitiffi in action around Bristol


BCC colour Logo


The Journey


The Journey

Expressions: The Journey
26 April to 1 May 2014. Open 10.30am-6.00pm daily.
Paintworks Event Space, Bath Road, BS4 3EH

This year Expressions takes you on a thousand different journeys, in trains, ships, shoes, dreams and lifetimes. Sail to a desert island, meet ‘the sea’ in female form, reinvent yourself in our mystery wardrobe, take a cardboard train to a larger-than-life city, and find unexpected souvenirs in our travel shop.

You can also explore a fabulous knitted street, woollen from its bricks to its parking meters. Try knitted wigs at the wig shop, shrink your jumper in the launderette and buy a pint of knitted milk in the corner shop.

This interactive landscape is the result of a year’s work by hundreds of people supported by Milestones Trust, the south west’s leading care provider. So let the wind blow you off-course this April and wash up on our colourful shores!

Expressions is a creative arts programme run by Milestones Trust. Who give practical support and encouragement to individual artists within the Trust, and provide opportunities for all to participate in and experience the creative arts