Giant Knitting Nancy - 'Under Construction'

June 22, 2010

Moatfield shelter

Superblues 'Giant Knitting Nancy' is currently under construction for this week London Festival of Architecture at Canary Wharf. Come and have a go at knitting yourself or chill-out on a the giant seating structure created.

What: Giant Knitting Nancy at Canary Wharf for the London Festival of Architecture

When: 25th - 27th June 11am - 5pm

Description: Superblue Giant Knitting Nancy - get together and knit your space.

Following the London Festival of Architecture theme, “The Welcoming City”, large-scale knitted structures will create an architectural seating unit that weaves through Jubilee Park, inviting visitors to sit and play as they enjoy the pleasant green environment in the middle of Canary Wharf.

The design is inspired by the traditional Knitting Nancy, a much-loved knitting toy which has been scaled-up so that visitors can participate in the knitting and making of the installation. The space and installation reflects the theme of “The Welcoming City” via exploring and celebrating together the woven, knitted structures and cultures that turn London into a distinct, unique, welcoming place.

Everyone is invited to try out the Knitting Nancy’s for themselves, or simply relax and enjoy the ever-growing seating structure. Come and join in as ‘many hands make light work’. Superblue’s ‘Knitting Nancy’ will be made in Canary Wharf, by EVERYONE.