Friday, 20 February 2009


Prick Your Finger is proud to announce a new on-line journal, called
dedicated to makers and wearers of home made sportswear. (  
We hope you enjoy it and look forward to your comments. 
We have created this blog to address the problems and possibilities in fashion surrounding the 2012 Olympics. 
We love sport, fashion, our community and doing things for ourselves. We will share tips on how to get things the way we want without being influenced by big sportswear companies who try to seduce us into spending money on things we don't need, which are made badly in appalling conditions.
By 2012, we will be fit and looking good in looks we are comfortable in and proud to say we made ourselves. 
Customizing sportswear events, for International Women's Week, sponsored by Alternative Arts and Tower Hamlets 2012 committee, to be announced shortly.

I am so pleased to have the footballers for our new site.
My Grandmother loved football, and Sheffield United was her team. She hated Sheffield Wednesday, as did the rest of her family. Her mother made her these charming little footballers, two teams, United in red and white, Wednesday in blue and white, plus a ref and two linesman. They were used as a table decoration on special occasions.  My Great Grandmother would have bought the china bodies and the hair and boots were painted on by hand and the clothes hand stitched. We think they were made in 1932.


Thank you to Perri at the Guardian for alerting us to the fact that MAGDA of KNITTA fame, has arrived in London to-day and is up for a bit of guerilla graffiti knitting action. Not knowing any knitters here, she has invited us all to meet her today outside the Royal Festival Hall (Friday 20th February) at 10am which I'm sorry to say is a few hours ago - I thought she said pm duhh.. 
Magda and her friends from Texas have shot to world wide fame by tagging public places with beautiful pieces of knitting, covering up ugly fittings, cheering up boring places and making art in spacial places. 
If you are having a walk down the South Bank this weekend, have a look, and why not try a bit of knitted graffiti yourself! 


Over in the land of the rising sun, a lady called Yoshieda Seisakujo is just finishing off her 99th crocheted kind of living thing. She has made 99 Lizards and marine creatures and she is inviting you, to come and 'be' the 100th person, by attending a FREE mushroom making workshop on Thursday 26th February from 3-6pm at Prick Your Finger. 
Yoshieda wants to express that lizard and man are the same. 
'Prick Your Finger' is very much looking forward to Yoshieda Seisakujo's arrival. She has sent us many beautiful pictures of her work, and we have a hunch she might be a very interesting lady. 
I look forward to seeing you there.