Monday, 26 July 2010


Check out the new look! We needed a new lick of paint, so we've gone a shiny sour bronzy green with woolly carpet yarn letters and flowers.
We knitted a length of two colour intarsia on the chunky knitting machine. It took about a day and a night, was quite a work out on the arms, but most satisfying. I put it in the washing machine on 90 degrees. The weather was so hot, it dried instantly.
Then we cut the letters and loads of leaves and petals. With the help of the Kate Bush 1979 Christmas Special and the late Sebastian Horsley's generous spirit we spent quite a while stitching them together.

Unfortunatly there wasn't a man around to go up the ladder, so I went up there myself. It wasn't that bad, except that when you hit felted carpet yarn with a hammer in a light breeze, it lets off fiberous bits, which go up your nose, causing a hey fever effect.
Funnily enough, a lawn mower parked up on the pavement below. The driver was lunching at the Worker's Cafe. As I was putting up the sign, more dust was coming from the building work next door, and sticking to the window and the new glossy paint work. The builders, who were generous in lending their ladder, kindly offered to clean the window, so there we are, there were men about after all.
And here is Prick Your Finger's new facade, which I hope you will all come to visit soon.