Our little Isle Of Thanet has seen almost no success through the use of crowd funding website Kickstarter, but we at Thanet Star have a really good feeling about this not-so-little project... And you can help it to happen!
Local artist Emily Tull and designer Jenny Duff form KnitterKnitKnitKnit which is planning a project they have dubbed SHADES OF COLOUR which they hope will bring some much needed colour to our High Street, bring the community together and create a more positive atmosphere.
With the support of local eatery Proper Coffee House, Turner Contemporary and Arts Council England, paired with the funds raised from this KickStarter Project, the plan is to construct thirty-two giant, colourful lampshades to adorn the High Street, from top to bottom.
Each of the aforementioned lampshades will be created by the two ladies with help from people within the community at various workshops using crochet, weaving, and of course, as the name KnitterKnitKnitKnit suggests, knitting.
If you contribute funding to this KickStarter you will be giving some much needed colour to a High Street which has lost much of its life in recent years, but atop that, there are also various incentives for contributors from a "thank you email" (£5) to a private group workshop (£300) held at your place of business!
The minimum that they are hoping to raise is £500 within a twenty-one day deadline, and after only three days they have raised almost half of that, so things are looking truly promising.
I myself will be contributing. £10 will get my name on one of the lampshades, £20 a photo! So, walking down the High Street and admiring these beautiful lampshades I will be able to spot my name, or possibly a photograph on one of them, how very unique! So, why not contribute money yourself as well? There is a minimum contribution of £1. Or get involved in the creative process! Visit the FaceBook Page or KickStarter project website for more information on how to get involved.
We at Thanet Star will be keeping you informed on how this project progresses and of course, I will be attending one or more of the workshops to help make these beautiful lampshades and photograph the fun!
So, what does everyone think of this project? Will you be contributing or getting involved at all? Leave your Comments below to connect with us.