January 2010

Customs House Project

Coat for a Boat

Knitting and Stitching  Alexandra Palace 8th / 11th Oct

Not quite traditional but definitely a wooden boat. This snap of her was taken when we took her in bits along to the Customs House on April 4th to show the Coat for a Boat Knitters the progress we had made. It also served to give the boat builders confidence in that they had got the sizes of the sections about right to be able to install the finished boat without to much difficulty in May for the crew knitting the coat to be able to dress her in time for the exhibition in June.Friday 12th June

Opening launch night of the “Casting Off, A Coat For A Boat” exhibition in the Customs House Gallery. Every thing went very well and although the wood was now obscured by the knitting, She took on another beautiful, magical identity as Salma’s Dream!  Waiting patiently for the grand launch and maiden voyage into the River Tyne on Sunday 12th July.

Salma’s Dream in Gallery

NEMT Lads after Dressing The Boat!

Lowering into the River Tyne for Maiden Voyage

Not a stich came loose! A beautiful sail…Well done Lads

Next stop following a very sucessful stay at Customs House ………Alexandra Palace….Palm Court London!!!

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