Knautical knitting success at museum

Fish ahoy: Museum assistant Claire Russell within the display of knitted fish at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
Fish ahoy: Museum assistant Claire Russell within the display of knitted fish at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Knitted fish are on display at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses until the end of October.

Knautical Knitting, asked people to knit a fish for the Museum. The fish are being sold to raise funds for the Museum which has had a third of its funding cut this year.

Over 500 fish have been donated to the project so far, with fish knitting patterns being sent as far away as New Zealand. New ‘postal fish’ are arriving every day to the delight of the volunteers running the project.

The exhibition is part of the North East Open Studios which encourages artisits in the North east to open their workspaces to the public from September * - 18. The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses always strives to provide an opportunity for any member of the public to get involved in a huge artistic creation.

Commenting, Museum Director Virginia Mayes-Wright said: “The project to knit fish has brought out the artist in all our contributors.

“The fish are superb, every one is unique and I hope people have had as much fun making them as we have exhibiting them.”

The knitted fish will be on display at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses until the end of October.

There will also be a fish auction in September. For further information about the Knautical Knitting project please email the Museum on info@lighthousemuseum.org.uk