…and think like The Poetry Society who knitted a giant poem to celebrate its centenary. Revealed in its full glory at the British Library, the eye-popping 13x9m, hand-knitted version of Dylan Thomas’s ‘In my Craft or Sullen Art’ quickly drew an admiring crowd. (Thanks to our resident poet, Laura, for this one.)
The poem is the work of more than 1000 knitters and crocheters worldwide, who furiously clicked needles and hooks throughout September to turn the poem’s individual letters into colourful 12-inch squares.
Judith Palmer, Director of the Poetry Society, said, “We wanted to celebrate the Society’s centenary with a fun, grand-scale project in which many people could participate, that was about ‘poetry’ but also summoned up the idea of ‘society’, to reflect all the thousands of people who’ve kept the Society going since 1909. The time, commitment and creative skills that people have given to this enterprise has been overwhelming.”