Presenting our ladybird prototype for the Spring yarn bombing in Exeter. What we are going to do is still under discussion, but we have thoughts around knitted ladybirds, making a link to the followthethings.com bags (one here in my under stairs cupboard).  This one was designed and made by Anne incorporating ‘followthethings.com’ into the ladybird’s wings and using pipe cleaners for wing structure (a much admired feature). Anne modified a pattern shared by Lauren “Deadly Knitshade” O’Farrell  on the Stitch London blog. In the first day of circulation this ladybird was used in an open day talk at Exeter Geography department to seemlessly segue from historical geographies of trade to activism and trade justice. It then went to Honiton, where Enid, an 85 year old lifelong knitter was enrolled to knit for the Spring  yarn bombing (whilst also helping me to pick up dropped stitches in my 1st sock project).

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