Archive for the ‘LET Hyndburn’ Category

Light, camera, action!

October 16, 2010

We all had a great day in Accrington market hall, premiering ‘Animating Accy’, distributing the new map and showing the public the crochet sculptures. Lots of the people who have been involved in the projects came along, with many of the films ‘voices’ turning up to see what creatures Huckleberry Films had turned them into!

The film is now online, and can be seen at:


ArtYarns crochet elephant


16th October event invite

October 11, 2010


Map – Animation – Crochet

October 11, 2010

Saturday 16th October 11am – 1pm in Accrington market hall will see the culmination of the first 2 phases of Hyndburns approach to liberating empty terrain. Everyone is welcome to come and meet the artisst involved in the project. It will be the first chance to see the animated film made by Huckleberry Films, which will be projected in one of the stalls. The film is just under 15 minutes long and will be playing on a loop for the whole session. ArtYarns crochet sculptures will be displayed in the LET space, and John Flanagans new map of Accrington will be available for people to see.

As part of the preparations for next weeks event in Accrington, David and Caroline from Huckleberry Films have created cut outs of some of the characters in their film to display around town, and had lots of fun taking photos of them in the town centre.

ArtYarn in Accrington…

September 19, 2010

The past few weeks have been really busy at the LET work space in Accrington Market Hall. I have updated the Crocheting Accy! project blog this weekend and there are tonnes of new pictures and write ups on there so please take a look.

The final drop in ‘Learn To Crochet’ workshops will take place over the next 2 weeks before ArtYarn start constructing a series of new sculptures to install around Accrington town centre. All are welcome to contribute to the building of the sculptures, more details will follow soon.

The final Learn to Crochet workshops will take place on:

  • Saturday 25th September – 10am – 4pm @ Accrington Market Hall
  • Thursday 30th September – 10am – 4pm @ Accrington Market Hall
  • Saturday 2nd October – 10am – 4pm @ Accrington Market Hall

I hope to see you there and I hope you enjoy reading all about the project on the blog.

Public Knitting and Crochet Circle this weekend!

September 6, 2010

This Saturday,  ArtYarn would like to invite you to a public knitting and crochet event at Accrington Market Hall from 11am until 3pm, drop in any time and enjoy a knit and a natter. We will be in the LET space (small market stall) directly outside Habiknit wool shop.

  • All are welcome, from experienced to beginners, or  come and refresh your skills.
  • All ages welcome
  • Bring along your knitting or crochet project
  • Meet like other knitters and crocheters from the area
  • Swap creative ideas
  • Take part in ‘Crocheting Accy’ – A community Arts Project for Accrington
  • The session is completely free and materials will be provided for all.

ArtYarn will have a selection of free patterns for you to take away, books and magazines to browse through, and ArtYarn will be on hand to teach you new techniques and would especially love to teach anyone who would like to learn knitting or crochet.

Location: Peel Street, Town Centre, Accrington BB5 1HB (Click for Map)
Time: Anytime between 11am & 3pm
Cost: FREE
Age: All

Crocheting Accy

August 30, 2010

ArtYarn, along with Huckleberry Films, spent their first weekend in Accrington Market Hall this weekend.

Whilst ArtYarn taught crochet to some very enthusiatstic ladies, Caroline and David from Huckleberry Films were recording people’s stories and thoughts about Accrington for their animation project – Animating Accy.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to have a go at crochet and a big thank you to all of you who took the time to come and chat to me about the project and to let me know that you will come along to some future sessions.

Coming up over the next few weeks are more dates where you will have the opportunity to learn how to crochet – beginners and experienced and people of  all ages are welcome.

Drop in anytime on these dates to take part, all materials are supplied and each sessions is completely free!

  • Friday 3rd September 10am – 1pm
  • Saturday 4th September 10am – 1pm
  • Thursday 9th  September 10am – 1pm
  • Friday 10th  September 10am – 1pm
  • Saturday 11th  September 10am – 1pm

I have also been kindly invited along to the first Knit & Natter group at the Civic Arts Centre in Oswaldtwistle on Wednesday 1st September and I will be there between 11am and 2.30pm.

There will be more crochet workshops dates released very soon and after those, a short series of sculpture building workshops for everyone to take part in.

Please visit the Crocheting Accy project blog for more images and info on the project.

Happy crocheting, Rachael (ArtYarn) 🙂

Workshops in Hyndburn

August 30, 2010

ArtYarn and Huckleberry Films have been working together in Accrington Market Hall as part of Hyndburns second phase of the project.  Huckleberry Films have been interviewing local people about their favourite shops and places in town, and finding out about the different ways they use Accrington.  So if you want to know where to get the tastiest cup of tea and scone in the town centre, or the  best place to find Edinburgh Rock… Dave and Caroline will probably now know the answers!  

ArtYarn  has been running crochet workshops with the public, making freeform creations and teaching the skill to people who’ve never done any before. The sessions will be running over various dates for the next few weeks. The crochetted work will be used to decorate the town centre, and some of the final pieces will be included in an animated film being made by Huckleberry Films.


Hyndburn Mela

August 8, 2010

The Hyndburn Mela went really well yesterday. Despite the rainy start to the day, by the time it all got started at 3, the weather had cleared a little bit. Huckleberry Films ran a clay workshop which had over 50 participants each making a clay creature or animal. We had some amazing designs  including a seven eyed monster, an extra long caterpillar with googly eyes, and a very elaborate lion. We also ran a design competition, and will be choosing some of the drawings and clay models to include as characters in our animated film.

Hyndburn Mela – Animating Accy

August 4, 2010

Saturday is looking like it’s going to be a great day! As well as the other events taking place, Huckleberry Films will be holding a creative session at the Hyndburn Mela in Accringtons Oakhill Park with the public between 3 and 6. We are well stocked up with crayons, pencils and felt tips for our competition to design  characters for the animated film we’ll be making. We are leaving the brief quite open, to see what creatures emerge. It could be a person, an animal, a monster… we’re looking forward to seeing the results.  

Also, we’ve got a LOT of airdry clay (25kg!) and everyone (all ages welcome) is invited to come and be creative and make something. We will be taking photos of the finished models and using some as inspiration for characters in the animation.  It’s a free session open to all, and the model makers can take their creations home with them.

LET artists at Hyndburn Mela this Saturday

August 4, 2010

Come and meet Hyndburn’s LET artists at the Mela this Saturday. Sarah Jay from the Open Shop Project will be there between 3-6pm and Huckleberry Films will also be there for Phase 2 of LET Project.

Plus you may also spot our digital artist Matt Lewis filming and interviewing the public.