Archive | January 2012

A feast for the eyes…

Gisela Albert, from Radevormwald in Germany, has knitted us this incredible rainbow coloured sandwich stuffed with every filling under the sun.  So far we’ve spotted egg, tomato, 2 kinds of lettuce, sliced beetroot, bacon, cheese and a large flat purple thing – aubergine perhaps?  Thank you Gisela, it looks good enough to eat!

A multi-coloured delight from Gisela Albert.


Elastic Fantastic

Angela Knipe, North Yorkshire’s very own knitting artist extraordinaire, has given the project this amazing little lobster knitted entirely from rubber bands!  Angela exhibits her unique hand-made knit and felt creations at art galleries throughout the region, as well as running her own knitting workshops and selling work in both Whitby and Scarborough.  What’s more, Angela has agreed to run 2 special workshops at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum this summer, in honour of The Great Sandwich Pic-Knit!  On July 21st, that great British classic the prawn marie-rose will be dish of the day, whilst on August 4th she’ll be serving up knitted sardines on toast.   Don’t miss out!  Check this site for further details over the coming months or call 01947 601900.

Knitted Prawn - Angela Knipe

Knitted Gansey Fish - Angela Knipe

Jewellery designs by Angela Knipe

Happy New Year from the Great Sandwich Pic-Knit!

2012 is set to be full of woolly wonders here at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.  We’ve already lined up 3 different have-a-go knitting workshops as well as a two-week activity programme called ‘Nets, Knots & Knitting’.  Watch this space for details!