August 28th, 2010

stitch a squid

The whole Fleece Station studio showed up yesterday evening to London's Natural History Museum for Stitch a Squid, to watch our fab studio mate Lauren O'Farrell (aka deadlyknitshade) and Stitch London work magic (or, should I say, science) in the huge central atrium. The museum stayed open all night, with the squids being part of its Deep Sea exhibition.

This is the squid we've been watching Lauren make for the last couple weeks! It's made out of 1000 metres of recycled orange Sainsbury's bags. I was only able to contribute about six bags to the venture but, hey, every bit counts... (That's Peter Stanbury, Paul Gravett and Ellen Lindner peeking over the giant squid corpse.)

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And hey, Philip Reeve included me on his blog today!! I'm too chuffed for words. :D

aliens in essex

I've been a fan for some time of the work of comics creator Marc Ellerby, so I was very glad for an invitation to visit him at work! He set up a children's event at his Waterstone's shop in Lakeside shopping centre and we had a You Can't Eat a Princess! Aliens Party.

It was great getting to do a Comics Jam with Marc, but then I looked over at the finished artwork, to find this little girl adding her two bits to it. She was very pleased with her final result and took it home with her.

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