I am going to hand knit a map of the world, tying us together through hundreds of thousands of stitches.
Thank you all so much for your support!
We've surpassed our goal! You're probably wondering where the extra funds will go! They will go towards my small knitting business or future art projects! Ideally, I'd like to buy a knitting machine so I can make more cool things! If you'd like to be a part of the map still, please feel free to back the project, knowing you may allow me to achieve a knitting machine.
I am going to knit a 7 foot wide map of the world for my final major project at the London College of Communication.
Who are you and why are you wearing so many hats? I'm Bonnie Kate! Last January I started knitting and gave myself the goal of 11 hats (for 2011). In the end, I made 24, most of which are now in the happy homes of friends and family. You can see more of my knitwear at: http://www.ravelry.com/people/thefamousfriend or at
What kind of map? I am hand knitting a world map, demonstrating through color where it is best to be an artist, where grants for the arts are plentiful and a dynamic artistic community thrives.
Where is it being displayed? The map will be my contribution for my final show at university. It will be on display for a number of days there where approximately 12'000 people will have a chance to see all the glory, from students to professors, to London's artists.
Why should I support this? By supporting this map, you are allowing me to purchase the 6000 yards of yarn with which I need to knit. That's 60 football fields of yarn. Your support will prove to London's artistic community that knitting is a valid art form, that it can be monumental, that knitting can be cool, graphic, and innovative.
So what's in it for me? I like things. I imagine you do! Every contribution gets you a lovely hi-res image of the map photographed by our professionals in the LCC studio (they have lights and cameras would you believe it?). You'll also get updates on how the map is progressing through my blog: http://knittingtheworld.wordpress.com/ where I'll post videos, songs, photos, and knitting tips. And if you look to the side, you'll see how you can earn knit goods, blog features (all happen between March and April), a spot on the map, even your initials on the final piece!
Beautiful, beautiful sockweights:
Handmaiden "Casbah" in Moss and Topaz (and Pewter for the moon)
Madeline Tosh "Tosh Sock" in Citrus, Scarlet, and Dahlia
Yes I am! As you put it, Antarctica is on the planet and so it will be on my map.
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Pledge $3 or moreYou selected
You're part of the world and you want to be part of this knit one. For three dollars, I'll email you a beautiful photograph of the final piece, size XL so you can print or show friends and family.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
The photograph, and an exclusive hat pattern full of cables and purl/knit combos, available only to backers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
The photograph, the exclusive hat pattern, and I will feature you/your website/your shop in a blog post. The feature will happen between March 1st and April 1st, so during the middle of the project, once funds are raised so that you get maximum views.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
The photograph, the exclusive hat pattern, a blog feature, and a brightly colored hotspot stitch in the location of your choice on the map, a photograph of your personal stitch at the exhibition.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
9 backers Limited (1 left of 10)
The photograph, the exclusive hat pattern, your very own stitch, a blog feature, and a custom pair of fingerless gloves in size baby to adult, made by yours truly, as well as a photograph of the final piece sent in the snail mail.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)
The exclusive hat pattern, your very own stitch, a blog feature, and a custom hat in any style or color, made by yours truly, as well as a print size UK A3 sent with the hat! I will also knit your initials into the ocean of your choice and send you the close-up picture!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
The exclusive hat pattern, your very own stitch, a blog feature, and I will knit you a scarf, shawl, or baby blanket, as well as a print size UK A3 sent with the scarf/shawl/baby blanket! I will also knit your initials into the ocean of your choice and send you the close-up picture!Estimated delivery:
- (20 days)