Hull Truck Theatre are recruiting an army of knitters!

Hull Truck Theatre are recruiting an army of knitters!

Hull Truck Theatre are looking for knitters and crocheters of all abilities to help with their Christmas production of Sleeping Beauty, which is running from Friday 4 December until Saturday 9 January. There are many ways to get creative, from decorating the auditorium to helping out with costumes for the show.

The theatre need a team of knitters and crocheters to ‘yarn bomb’ 24 seats in the main auditorium. Volunteers can use a bright rainbow colour palette of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink and purple, and can let their imaginations run wild with the design. They can be stripy, spotty, or covered in pompoms – the crazier the better! Each seat cover needs to measure 110cm/43 ½ inches long by 53cm/21 inches wide.

Volunteers can also help to transform the lower foyer into a glittering winter wonderland. People of all ages can get involved by sending in pompoms or knitted baubles in a frosty colour palette – whites, creams, greys or pale blues.

Experienced hand or machine knitters can see their work come to life on stage by helping the Wardrobe department with costumes for Sleeping Beauty. The Wardrobe team need a variety of knitted and crocheted items for the production.

To get involved in any of these knitting projects contact Vicki Taylor at vicki.taylor@hulltruck.co.uk. Seat covers and foyer decorations need to be sent in to Vicki Taylor, Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB by Friday 27 November with the knitter’s name.

Knit and natter sessions

Hull Truck Theatre are hosting informal knit and natter sessions throughout November for volunteers to share knitting ideas and get inspiration for their designs. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to expert knitters looking for a challenge. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

  • Monday 9, 16 and 23 November: 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday 12, 19 and 26 November: 5pm – 7pm