Echolalia's Rose Garden in A Splash of Colour, Birmingham, England
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The Croft Cosy Project was a collaborative project with Wilma Johnson, a Shetland knitter, which commenced in 1992. We stopped working on it in 1995 and have never picked it up again. The Croft Cosy Project comprised a tailor made Shetland and Fair Isle cosy that would be hand knitted by a team of knitters and would be temporarily sited in Shetland before travelling to parts of the world linked to Shetland through emigration and the knitwear industry, e.g. New Zealand, Australia, North America and Japan. Research and development comprised production of forty colour photographs, which have been exhibited in Shetland to encourage discussion and recruitment of knitters. In 1994 the project attracted extensive attention throughout the world. In Shetland it became the topic of public skits, including Up Helly Aa, and the Alting public debate organised by The Shetland Debating Society.