A Very Weird Knitting Related Question…

July 28, 2009 at 2:40 pm 4 comments

Right, so.  For work, I am mostly a self-employed marketing and media relations consultant, specializing in non-profit performing arts. (Oooh, fancy. Bah.)

One of my clients is the fabulous, fabulous, Only Animal Theatre Company, who are doing a show in Whistler for five weeks in the winter, beginning January 22. 

Nix is theatre of snow and ice. The audience can cross-country ski to the venue, and sits on sheepskins in a geodisic dome that hold 150. They have a member of the Canadian National Ice Carving team on the crew. Props are hand blown glass, to look like ice. There will be an ice bar, where your vodka shot will be poured down an ice chute. Does this not sound amazing? They have done it once before, in Calgary, to rapturous reviews.

Now, here’s where it gets weird, and knit oriented. Artistic Director Kendra Fanconi is a whole picture gal, and she thought to herself: Wouldn’t it be neat to sell hand-knit hats in the bar before the show? However, she isn’t a knitter.  She envisioned some kind of split of the takings, like commission in a gallery or boutique. Knitters would be free to go to town and knit the weirdest or loveliest hats they can imagine.

So, knitters, what do you think?


Entry filed under: Knitting, Uncategorized, Vancouver Arts.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jennie  |  July 28, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve got to be honest, although I love the idea of someone buying hats I’ve made, wouldn’t the sort of people who cross country ski to a performance already be all “hatted up”? Or are they supposed to be special hats?

    • 2. dameemma  |  July 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm

      The ski part is optional. I think her thought was that there would be lots of people not used to winter hanging about in Whistler for the Olympics. They did think of cheap and nasty fleece hats, but thought hand-knits would be nicer. Couldn’t agree more!

      • 3. Jennie  |  July 29, 2009 at 3:19 pm

        Oh well, in which case, definitely hand knitted hats rather than generic fleece ones. They’d be something to treasure long after the Olympics would be over!

  • 4. Janet  |  July 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I think it’s a fabulous idea but that could be a lot of hats. Hmmm, maybe I have something I can make with that art yarn …


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