At End of the Road 2012 Keep & Share enjoyed a dual presence. The Knitting Tent occupied its usual spot in the main field, and the Knitting Circle invited people to sit and knit for a while. At the other side of the festival site, in the woods, I installed the ribbons that were knitted at three festivals in 2011.
The ribbon project was a game of knitting consequences. Participants were asked to knit a narrow strip; when they finished, they left the knitting on the needles and attached a tag with a message for the next knitter. We ended up with dozens of ribbons, and an array of endearing, amusing and touching messages - you can see a good selection of them on the 2011 festival pages here, here and here.
I sewed the ribbons together to create a single ribbon for each festival - over 60 metres in total - and hung them from the trees to create a calm, engaging space where passers-by could spend a few moments reading the messages and checking out the diverse display of knitting and crochet.
Many, many thanks to Lily Urbanska for her help in sewing the ribbons and installing them in the woods.