Today starts a new project with East London Textile Arts.
Our brief is to learn all there is to know about Type 2 Diabeties, through textiles. Some of the Adults with learning difficulties are diabetic and some aren’t. Their first mission is to make all this sugar disappear into these knitted blood vessels, made with pink Wendsleydale ply yarn! Next week, they will represent Insulin with green yarn, which will travel in little running stitches, along the pink vessels, and when the Insulin Stitchers arrive at the sweets, they have to avoid picking the sweets out of the lace stitches, and instead, darn them ‘in’ until they disappear. Sophie, Fareen and Sandra have the job of making this happen, and I have armed them with some spare sweets, in case of strong protests.
Once ‘the sugar is dejested’ we will make the body parts connected to this, like Pancreas gland etc. Watch this space, and watch that sweet tooth.