The Materialists are a group of knitters of mixed abilities from complete beginners to professionals. Every Saturday morning they meet up at the Customs House in South Shields. The group got started in early 2009 (around about the same time as us!) with the Coat for a Boat project in which 350 knitters contributed to knitting a giant coat for a fishing boat, including sails, which was launched on the Tyne.
One of the group's recent projects is to recreate art masterpieces in knitting. Here are a couple of examples:
Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe
Munch's The Scream.