Friday, 22 October 2010
We had a lot of fun this week at the Wellcome Trust. We were invited to run a Knit a Neuron event as part of their Club events.
We met some great folk. Lots of fascinating conversations about brains including neuroplasticity, controlling brains with light and free-will - challenging stuff indeed. You can just see Heather behind the neurons. Heather's been knitting mitochondrial DNA - a kindred spirit indeed.
We'd like to say a big thank you to the Wellcome Trust for inviting us along. Big shout out to Martha, Christian, Kate, Kate and Arifa for throwing themselves in at the deep end and being prepared to talk about their work with the Club members.
On a related note - we've received over 400 neurons! This is truly amazing and all down your collective knitting enthusiasm. We're looking forward to showing off a first interpretation of the final piece at the Totterdown Arts Trail in November.
Monday, 11 October 2010
...Catherine Baker. Catherine is our artist friend who is busy working away with some of the neurons to think about how best to join and display them. You can see her latest work here.
Anne and Anne's mum have being getting the needles and thread out working on a display for the Totterdown Arts Trail. You'll be able to find us in the Thunderbolt.
We're still getting a lot of interest from folk wanting to knit neurons, but time is running out. We'd like to have all finished neurons with us by mid November which is only about a month away (Crikey - where has the year gone?). Go on - you can knit one more neuron, can't you?
Here is another bunch (is this is the collective noun for neurons?) from Mandy at the Thunderbolt Stitch and Bitch. I'm sure that Mandy must win the prize for most neurons knitted. Thanks, Mandy!