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The Guild will be having their annual yarn and craft market at the Coburg Town Hall on Saturday 23 May. The market is a great opportunity to see, touch and purchase yarns made by small suppliers from around Victoria. Many of the yarn makers that have stalls at the market do not have bricks and mortar shops so this is your chance to meet them and their yarns. If you would like to have a stall at the market we are currently taking bookings. The rate for Guild members is $35 and non-members is $75. Email the Guild at: hkguild@gmail.com for details and a booking form and book your stall. Table sizes, venue details and payment information are included on the form.

Knitters love getting to know new yarns so take this chance to show yours off. Feel free to download our poster image and send it to your friends, and why not follow this blog so you get the latest posts emailed to you.

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Ernesto Neto artwork   Ernesto Neto artwork2

If you are visiting the National Gallery of Victoria in St Kilda Road you might like to pop up to the third level and have a romp in a new acquisition. The NGV has adopted a keener interest in a range of contemporary practice, as evidenced by this exhibition of art from Latin America. The room features artworks which have all been recently acquired by the NGV, coming from countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bougainville, Brazil, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the UK and the USA.

The knitters favourite is by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto because it is made with fibre and it welcomes audience participation = you can climb in it. Called The Island Bird the suspended artwork is about 10 meters deep and made from polypropylene and polyester rope and filled with plastic balls. It is constructed from crochet and knotted rope (you tell me is this macrame?).

Ernesto Neto detail   Ernesto Neto detail3

Participants can climb in and be suspended above the ground on a bed of plastic balls. It’s fun, give it a go. It will be there until the end of May 2015.

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