Saturday, 3 July 2010

Workshop interview #2: Knit a Neuron

Ever wanted to find out about the wonders of the human brain while knitting or crocheting a neuron? Yes! Then come along to the Indietracks workshop tent at 3pm on the Saturday. We've caught up with the workshop organisers to find out more!

Hi, tell us a bit about Knit a Neuron?

Anne and Helen are the brains behind Knit a Neuron. We're both scientists by training, science communicators and avid yarners. Anne knits, while Helen prefers the hook. In an attempt to combine our love of science and yarn we came up with Knit a Neuron project. We hope that by garnering the support of hundreds of knitters and crocheters we can create a beautiful artwork which illustrates what happens to the brain when it is injured by a stroke.

How will the workshop work?

Drop by for some woolly fun. Find out about the wonders of the human brain while knitting or crocheting a natty neuron. Add your brainy creation to the rest, help create a wonderful work of art and support a charity too. Bring your own yarn/needles/hooks if you wish - but we have plenty to share. And don't worry if you can't knit or crochet, come along for the chat anyway.

What are you looking forward to the most at Indietracks?

Seeing lots of bands, hearing new music and meeting lots of lovely folk.

Do you have any camping tips?

Take your own toilet roll packed in a plastic bag. Never underestimate how cold it gets at night.

Have you been to the festival before? Do you have any Indietracks stories/gossip you'd care to divulge?

We're Indietracks virgins.

We're sure you'll have a fantastic first Indietracks - see you there!

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