Saturday, 8 November 2008

Ideas for competitions

Time to get some ideas into development. the following are 'competitions' in the most lighthearted sense. Really they are to get people thinking about the possibilities.

Starting with any wheeled vehicle (car, bike, buggy, trolley, skateboard or whatever) turn it into any animal of your choice. Animals can be real or imaginary, existing, extinct or mythical. The wheeled item must still be capable of being used in the expected way: so you must still be able to skate on the skate board etc. the rider or driver can be dressed up appropriately but must not be the majority portion of the animal. There will be a parade of animals out of doors on the day, so remember how wet and windy March might be when you are building your animal.

For this you will need to build a structure out of any waste materials (card, paper, plastic bottles, domestic items, bike parts etc etc). The structure can be of any size big enough for an adult to stand up inside. Bear in mind you will be constructing this out of doors in March in Glasgow!

Bags of Wonderful
Biggest, maddest, oddest materials, what can you make a shoulder bag, rucsac or handbag out of?

Radical knitting
Either knit a really unusual object from ordinary knitting yarns
or knit something out of a really unusual yarn (not any commercial or handspun natural or manmade fibre yarns, but recycled textiles, plastics, metals etc etc)
Can you make a political/social statement with your knitting?