News

The Materialistics have had six very busy years - and it has been more than just knitting! Each exhibition takes many months to make but transporting and assembling them at all the venues we have visited has been time consuming too.

The Grotto at Harrogate

04/12/2015

It was hectic... ...more

Continuing community involvement

04/12/2015

Helping Dementia Sufferers ...more

Walking with the Wounded

04/12/2015

Fund Raising for Walking with the Wounded ...more

Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show 2015

23/11/2015

Gearing up to assemble The Grotto and Winter Wonderland ...more

The Mad Hatter on the move!

10/08/2015

A moveable feast... ...more

Alice in Sunderland, Thompson Park, Sunday, July 19th.

13/07/2015

Celebrating 150 years of Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts... ...more

Materialistics at Includfest, South Park, Darlington, on 18 July

13/07/2015

Yarn activities for both children and adults ...more

A Grand Tour Is extended for four weeks

13/07/2015

Our exhibition at Crown Street Gallery now ends on 30 July. ...more

Proud local traditions

02/06/2015

Sea rescue, gansey knitting and hooky mats ...more

The puffins have flown...

02/06/2015

...all the way to Amble ...more

Knitting for Safia Shah's cafe

02/06/2015

Quirky cafe update ...more

An enormous red blanket

02/06/2015

After the enormous red ribbon, the enormous red blanket ...more

Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate 2015

02/06/2015

We'll be there again... ...more

A Grand Tour at Darlington - Reviews

18/05/2015

The exhibition is attracting some very positive comments: ...more

The Mad Hatter becomes a bookworm!

13/05/2015

150 years of Alice in Wonderland ...more

A Grand Tour in Darlington

11/05/2015

See the original exhibition and our new works! ...more

Maker Faire Blue Ribbon

01/05/2015

This came as a total surprise! ...more

A Very Quirky Cafe

19/03/2015

In 2013, we knitted a cosy for Safia Shah's London cab - now she is opening a cafe, and guess what? ...more

Children's blankets

11/03/2015

A really colourful washing line! ...more

Once Upon a Time is "retired"

09/03/2015

The Big Hungry Caterpillar finds a new home! ...more

Puffins in Amble

03/03/2015

Another seaside scene... ...more

HIV Giant Red Ribbon

14/12/2013

Continuing community involvement ...more

HIV Awareness Project wins the Paske Prize

11/07/2013

When we agreed to run French knitting sessions in two comprehensive schools as part of an HIV Awareness Project, we never expected it to win the Paske Prize, which is a prestigious award. ...more

Woolfest 2013

28/06/2013

Once Upon a Time brings out the smiles! ...more

Coat For A Boat casts off for UK tour

01/03/2013

The Casting Off...A Coat for a Boat exhibition, a huge community project devised by the Customs House in 2009, is to tour 14 communities in the UK during 2014 as part of a bigger project, Follow the Herring. ...more

Home Sweet Home Opens

01/12/2012

Our fourth exhibition - another year of work! ...more

Working with the community

19/10/2012

We never expected to be working with the NHS, or in comprehensive schools! Only a few sessions were planned but we ended up running seventeen. ...more

A Grand Tour at South Shields Museum

29/09/2012

A Grand Tour on exhibit for six months! ...more

Once Upon a Time in Darlington

04/08/2012

Internationally acclaimed knitters to exhibit collection at Crown Street Art Gallery ...more

Wool in the Pool

26/06/2012

Will crochet racing become an Olympic sport? ...more

Woolfest 2012

21/06/2012

It would have been better taking "The Boat" ...more

An Olympian Effort

11/06/2012

Members of the Materialistics knitting group have been among those taking part in the Woolsack Project at the Customs House. ...more

We've been nominated for an award!

30/03/2012

Materialistics are nominated for the Pride of South Tyneside Community Group Award! ...more

We are going to London to visit The Queen

27/03/2012

We are going to London to visit The Queen ...more

Sue McBride writes a book

14/12/2011

Sue was commissioned to devise patterns for sporting figures to celebrate the 2012 Olympics in London. Knitting for Gold" has been published. ...more

Once Upon a Time Opens

01/12/2011

After a year of effort, our third exhibition, Once Upon a Time, opens at the Customs House. ...more

Knitting Children's Stories

29/09/2011

WOW! This has been a massive project and we have lost count of all the of flowers, leaves, sweets and cakes (all knitted, of course). ...more

Bradford Festival Workshop - (Eye)balls

15/09/2011

"After Dark: Senses", an evening full of interactive exhibits exploring the theme of human senses. ...more

Library Workshops

11/07/2011

Materialistics' community workshops in libraries ...more

Knitting the Solar System

25/06/2011

Materialistics were invited to run drop-in sessions at the Science Museum in London. ...more

World wide recognition

07/04/2011

The Materialistics, knitters from the region, based at the Customs House in South Shields, will see their work become a photographic exhibition for the Brazilian BBC website. ...more

A Grand Tour at the Newcastle Arena

31/03/2011

Pins and Needles invited Materialistics to show our second exhibition at the craft event. ...more