It’s over! But what a fantastic festival it was!

kNIT BOMBWe hope you enjoyed it and thank you very much for being part of it.

 Click here to see some pics

So what did you think?

We would appreciate your thoughts on the 2014 festival.

It would be really helpful if you could complete the feedback questionnaire and email it to admin@steyningfestival.co.uk

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Still time to write a Sonnet and win a bottle of champagne

Thank you to Jeremey Tomlinson for kicking off our Festival with a wonderful, informative, sold out talk – Shakespeare’s 14 Lines: An Evening of Life, Love and Laughter.

Now put your creative juices to good use!

A bottle of champagne is offered as a prize for the best sonnet written about any aspect of the 2014 Steyning Festival and submitted by email before midnight on June 14th 2014 to rjt@lancing.org.uk.

The sonnet should be in modern English but in the form used by Shakespeare: 14 iambic lines of 10 (or 11) syllables, rhyming ABAB SDSD EFEF GG. More than one may be submitted! Writers should be prepared for their sonnets to be published if the opportunity occurs.

Steyning Knit Bomb!

steyning-knit-bombKnitters – get knitting for Steyning now!

So what is a knit bomb?

Yarn bombing, yarn storming or guerrilla knitting is a type of street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint. Knit bombing can happen anywhere from lampposts to bicycles, trees to statues. Generally with a warm hearted message, this form of cosy art is making us all smile.

How to Knit Bomb

Choose something easy, like a lamppost or a railing. This way you’ll be able admire your handy work instantly and move on to a larger more challenging project.

Make your knit bomb tight. You don’t want a saggy bomb so if the rail is 18cm then make your knitting 16cm and stretch it.

Attaching your bomb. Some people stitch them some people use cable ties. Either works or a combination of both, stitched seams but with a cable tie at the top and bottom for added security.

Leave a name tag so that we can identify your work, I’m sure you’re very proud and we are too.

Take photos and tell the world. Let us know your progress on our Facebook  or anywhere else for that matter. This is a community project so we’re all in this together!

And lastly, we’ve sought permission from the council for people to contribute to our knitting project so you won’t need to don your ninja outfits and creep out at the dead of night – unless you want to of course. . .