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The Materialistics have had six very busy years - and it has been more than just knitting! Each exhibition takes many months to make but transporting and assembling them at all the venues we have visited has been time consuming too.

The Grotto at Harrogate

04/12/15

It was hectic... ...more

Continuing community involvement

04/12/15

Helping Dementia Sufferers ...more

Walking with the Wounded

04/12/15

Fund Raising for Walking with the Wounded ...more

Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show 2015

23/11/15

Gearing up to assemble The Grotto and Winter Wonderland ...more

The Mad Hatter on the move!

10/08/15

A moveable feast... ...more

Alice in Sunderland, Thompson Park, Sunday, July 19th.

13/07/15

Celebrating 150 years of Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts... ...more

Materialistics at Includfest, South Park, Darlington, on 18 July

13/07/15

Yarn activities for both children and adults ...more

A Grand Tour Is extended for four weeks

13/07/15

Our exhibition at Crown Street Gallery now ends on 30 July. ...more

Proud local traditions

02/06/15

Sea rescue, gansey knitting and hooky mats ...more

The puffins have flown...

02/06/15

...all the way to Amble ...more

Knitting for Safia Shah's cafe

02/06/15

Quirky cafe update ...more

An enormous red blanket

02/06/15

After the enormous red ribbon, the enormous red blanket ...more

Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate 2015

02/06/15

We'll be there again... ...more

A Grand Tour at Darlington - Reviews

18/05/15

The exhibition is attracting some very positive comments: ...more

The Mad Hatter becomes a bookworm!

13/05/15

150 years of Alice in Wonderland ...more

A Grand Tour in Darlington

11/05/15

See the original exhibition and our new works! ...more

Maker Faire Blue Ribbon

01/05/15

This came as a total surprise! ...more

A Very Quirky Cafe

19/03/15

In 2013, we knitted a cosy for Safia Shah's London cab - now she is opening a cafe, and guess what? ...more

Children's blankets

11/03/15

A really colourful washing line! ...more

Once Upon a Time is "retired"

09/03/15

The Big Hungry Caterpillar finds a new home! ...more

Puffins in Amble

03/03/15

Another seaside scene... ...more

HIV Giant Red Ribbon

14/12/13

Continuing community involvement ...more

HIV Awareness Project wins the Paske Prize

11/07/13

When we agreed to run French knitting sessions in two comprehensive schools as part of an HIV Awareness Project, we never expected it to win the Paske Prize, which is a prestigious award. ...more

Woolfest 2013

28/06/13

Once Upon a Time brings out the smiles! ...more

Coat For A Boat casts off for UK tour

01/03/13

The Casting Off...A Coat for a Boat exhibition, a huge community project devised by the Customs House in 2009, is to tour 14 communities in the UK during 2014 as part of a bigger project, Follow the Herring. ...more

Home Sweet Home Opens

01/12/12

Our fourth exhibition - another year of work! ...more

Working with the community

19/10/12

We never expected to be working with the NHS, or in comprehensive schools! Only a few sessions were planned but we ended up running seventeen. ...more

A Grand Tour at South Shields Museum

29/09/12

A Grand Tour on exhibit for six months! ...more

Once Upon a Time in Darlington

04/08/12

Internationally acclaimed knitters to exhibit collection at Crown Street Art Gallery ...more

Wool in the Pool

26/06/12

Will crochet racing become an Olympic sport? ...more

Woolfest 2012

21/06/12

It would have been better taking "The Boat" ...more

An Olympian Effort

11/06/12

Members of the Materialistics knitting group have been among those taking part in the Woolsack Project at the Customs House. ...more

We've been nominated for an award!

30/03/12

Materialistics are nominated for the Pride of South Tyneside Community Group Award! ...more

We are going to London to visit The Queen

27/03/12

We are going to London to visit The Queen ...more

Sue McBride writes a book

14/12/11

Sue was commissioned to devise patterns for sporting figures to celebrate the 2012 Olympics in London. Knitting for Gold" has been published. ...more

Once Upon a Time Opens

01/12/11

After a year of effort, our third exhibition, Once Upon a Time, opens at the Customs House. ...more

Knitting Children's Stories

29/09/11

WOW! This has been a massive project and we have lost count of all the of flowers, leaves, sweets and cakes (all knitted, of course). ...more

Bradford Festival Workshop - (Eye)balls

15/09/11

"After Dark: Senses", an eveningĀ full of interactive exhibits exploring the theme of human senses. ...more

Library Workshops

11/07/11

Materialistics' community workshops in libraries ...more

Knitting the Solar System

25/06/11

Materialistics were invited to run drop-in sessions at the Science Museum in London. ...more

World wide recognition

07/04/11

The Materialistics, knitters from the region, based at the Customs House in South Shields, will see their work become a photographic exhibition for the Brazilian BBC website. ...more

A Grand Tour at the Newcastle Arena

31/03/11

Pins and Needles invited Materialistics to show our second exhibition at the craft event. ...more