Maritime history and crochet come together in this year’s Mayfest and Theatre Bristol commission, Hook, Skip, Repeat by Cornish artists Jeremiah Krage and Heidi Dorschler.
Appearing around Bristol during this year’s festival will be several large-scale rope ‘doilies’, structures created by Krage and Dorschler in collaboration with the people of Bristol. Using brightly coloured rope and a giant crochet needle, the artists will invite passers-by to help them weave these eye-catching spider’s web-like creations – a playful and interactive celebration of collaborative effort.
Inspired by Bristol’s history of rope-making and shipbuilding, combined with the traditional ‘woman’s craft’ of doily-making, Hook, Skip, Repeat is an invitation to make something together, with friends and strangers that we can proudly display for everyone to see.
Details of where to join Jeremiah and Heidi will be published here, or follow @mayfestbristol on Twitter for updates.
Commissioned by Mayfest and Theatre Bristol
Hook, Skip, Repeat will be taking place on the 16th-18th May, and 24th-26th May at the following locations:
Friday 17 May – College Green
Saturday 18 May - Queen Square
Friday 24 May – Bear Pit
Saturday 25 May – Stapleton Road by The Coach House pub
Sunday 26 May – ss Great Britain Public Square, followed by Queen Square from 4.30pm
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