Beth Barlow-artist
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Knit A Year 2010-2016


Commissioners: Arts Council England, Halton Borough Council.

Groups:Online world wide, Halton based community groups.

Brief:To explore my moods and the moods of others through knitting.

Role:Project Co-ordinator. Lead Artist. Project Creator. Fund Raiser.

Products: 200 Diary Strands by individual knitters.

Knit a Year Toolkits.

2 Cabinets of Knitted Curiosities.

The Knitted Marchers.

Project book Creative Yarns.

Project Blog



Quotes:"Inspired by what I have seen at the Brindley and being given the chance to run a shop for 3 months in Belle Vale shopping centre to help boost reading and literacy and am also using the space to begin a Knit a Shop project." Gateacre School

"The knit a Year strand coaxed Wyn back to knitting once more, after an illness in the winter when she was too tired to return to knitting. She is 102 years of age. Now she says that she will keep on knitting when ever she can.  Thank you Knit a Year!…Knit A Year Online Contributor

"I liked the ideas and it was good to see a bit of ‘thinking on your feet’ as you adapted things to bring them within reach of the members." Mencap leader from Extreme Knitting workshop led by Beth Barlow.

"We found Beth Barlow to be always professional. The quality of her work was always excellent and her approach to the people she worked with was just right." Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces co-ordinator.





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