"Nancy thought she was the only one who loved to knit but then she met some Brown Owls and together they knitted and crocheted a host of woolen treats."

After 2 successful exhibitions as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Knitting Nancy is back for a 3rd time in 2013 with Knitting Nancy's Aviary.

Knitting Nancy is an ever changing group of artisans who gather their knitting and crochet skills together to create exhibitions of textile wonderment in the fair city of Adelaide, Australia.
If you are interested in joining Knitting Nancy please contact: irving-baby@hotmail.com

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Here's my most recent crochet food addition - a tin of sardines.
It needs some 'Stiffy' [fabric stiffener lol] and its shape should improve.
I still need to use silver embroidery floss to give it some shiny scales, an eye and a little mouth.
It could do with a label too on the side on the tin, too.

I hope this finds each of you edging towards a final-ish product.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I Heart Wool

Finished this illustration today...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Adelaide Fringe Guide out NOW

Hooray! The Adelaide Fringe Guide has hit the streets and "Knitting Nancy" is on page 78. We are also on the Adelaide Fringe website: http://tix.adelaidefringe.com.au/ticketing/EventDetails.aspx?EventGuid=509d3f1d-7511-4ab6-bc95-0ca228d5cb4e
Wow...now it feels real.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Piece of cake!

Every time I try to post I forget where the button is to do a new post and it takes me about 10 minutes of clicking before I see its tiny little face up the top. But I'm here now and with a new picture of the cake that I'm knitting! Excuse my terrible photo-taking skills, which usually involves terrible backgrounds (laptop), less than ideal lighting and just generally cutting off of bits (which are usually heads in photos of people).

I'd really like to crochet a doilie for it to sit on, but I don't know how to crochet. I did buy a hook but I'll really have to get on with it if it's going to happen. I'm looking at doing some other bits and pieces like biscuits, cupcakes and finger sandwiches. Hope everyone else's things are coming along well, by the sounds of it they are!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Getting down to detail

With only 5 more days of holidays I thought I should probably get a move on with the piece I'm working on for the exhibition. I'm struggling a little as I tend to loose interest in projects if I've been working on them for too long. The plan is to make one more mattress - a green one and then add detailed stitching on each mattress and a frill for the bed skirt. Oh and of course the pea!

How are all you other Nancy's going? Are you like me struggling on the last few steps or perhaps working on a tight deadline suits you?

A few of us were talking recently about a Knitting Nancy catch up in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for details - sounds like a great idea!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year = New Inspiration

Happy New Year!
Now the hoopla of the festive season is drawing to a close my mind is awash with ideas for the Knitting Nancy Exhibition.
In my travels I discovered a haul of 1970's "Golden Hands" craft magazines. Such great ideas and cover designs... I particularly like the curly wig and retro colour combo of brown and green. I am not sure how I will include them in my work for Knitting Nancy but my pencils are sharpened and ready to go...(Trenna)