The Sovereign Centre, Weston Super Mare, 20 May - 4 June 2023
(Please visit the Social knitwork, Weston, Installation page for documentation about the site-responsive installation)
Weston really was the beginning of the pompom revolution! It was very lovely to show so many people how to make pompoms and to witness their pleasure in the process - choosing colours, winding the yarn, talking and laughing - and their delight as the wound yarn was transformed as it was cut. It was
Most people who made pompoms wanted to keep them, which was absolutely fine; some tied them to the installation. I really do wish I'd kept a tally of how many pompoms were made though!
Annoyingly, the space where I set up to make pompoms was rather dark again, because the lights, rather bizarrely, went off after an hour or so. I used my angle poise again, but the lack of light made it hard to see the colours of the yarn, and, at times, it made it hard to see what we were doing, sadly.