The Knitting Pilgrim 2019 tour has been going well! We had a great premiere at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, and were chosen as one of NOW Magazine’s Top Ten Shows to see in May.


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The Toronto Star previewed the show and generated a lot of interest. Lynn Slotkin saw the opening and reviewed the show in The Slotkin Letter. Since then, we’ve performed in Kingston, Amherst Island, Picton, Burlington, North Bay, Barrie, Kanata and Waterloo. Response has been great to both the Stitched Glass tapestries and the show.


Now we’re gearing up to perform in The Ottawa Fringe Festival, June 13-23, at Knox Presbyterian. Eric Coates, Artistic Director of Great Canadian Theatre Company, chose The Knitting Pilgrim as one of four Fringe Picks on Apt 613. Here are show times:


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Not long thereafter, we’ll be performing at Bloor Street United Church in the Toronto Fringe Festival, July 3-13, 2019. Here are show times:


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I continue to knit my pre-show project – a scarf – for which I’ve switched colours at each rehearsal or performance. By the end of the tour, it will be a knitted representation of the tour. And it may very well end up being Dr. Who-length… or longer, depending on how many shows we book. (By the way, we continue to take bookings… if you’re interested in booking the show for your venue or organization, please contact us through my website here, or the Ergo Arts Theatre’s website.)


Photo: This is me in front of the gorgeous mural at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Picton, Prince Edward County, where we performed the show in association with Fibrefest.


Audience members are having fun joining in on #BYOK (Bring Your Own Knitting) – or knitting with the needles and yarn we provide during the show. It’s a delightful experience post-show to see the knitting people have done while I’m performing. I have been casting off our audience knitting on non-show days and seeing that many in our audiences sure know how to knit! I plan to incorporate all these gorgeous knitting bits into my next big knitting project: something to represent our time together, talking about not just knitting, the craft, but what knits us all together.



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Look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming shows. Tickets for Ottawa shows are on sale here. Tickets for Toronto shows are on sale here.