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Making new use of an old knitting skill.

MORE than 40 women have knitted a narrative of their lives.

Gateshead-based Equal Arts joined with Age Concern at Mea House in Newcastle to work with older women at the St Silas day centre, Bishop's Court Anchor housing scheme and the Knit and Natter group, all in Newcastle.

Alice Thwaite, director of development at Equal Arts said: "The women enjoyed knitting, but with knitted items becoming less fashionable they were not able to use their skills."

Textile artists Fiona Rutherford, from Jesmond in Newcastle, Jenny Burns of Pelaw in Gateshead and Newcastle-based writer Carol McGuigan joined the women in a project to illustrate aspects of their lives through knitting.

The women produced around 50 knitted items which reflected their stories and a knitted bike and lamp stand went on show yesterday in the window of the John Lewis store in Eldon Square.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 17, 2009
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