Sun 19th Apr 2020, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Knit the Walls is back!
Although the doors are shut this session will still be going ahead. Check back to this page for resources and guidance to have your own Knit the Walls session from home.
Our Stay at Home Page is also regularly updated with things to see and do from wherever you are.
Sarah Filmer’s ‘knit the walls’ is an ongoing project with participants of all ages and backgrounds, who in regular social knitting sessions at GHT have produced a woollen version of Southampton’s medieval city walls.
You are invited to come knitting, and consider these lost day-to-day histories. This is not an archival endeavour, but a wondering endeavour – can we make connections with folk of the past through our actions now, today?
As we talk and wonder and ‘knit the walls’, a soft, warm, protective, functional, decorative record of knitters today grows ever larger, holding in its stitches the time and relations of its makers, as the old walls hold energies and records of the public of the city’s past.
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