Knitting

Machine Knitting Memories

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In 2014 I took part in a reminiscence project called ‘Knit Your Memories Together’ run by The Craftimation Factory

Machine knitting is a craft in it’s own right, and was hugely popular from the 1950’s – 1980’, with people knitting in their homes, creating school jumpers, baby clothes and much more.

As with hand knitting it saw […]

Jacquard in the Green

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For Jack in the Green 2015 in Hastings Old Town, I created and display my knitted Green Man. I called this artwork Jacquard in the green as the method of knitting is double jacquard, and is knitted in four shades of green.

The Green Man would appear to be a pagan symbol, however there is a  tradition […]

Knitted Newcastle United and Sunderland FC Football tops

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I was commissioned by Time to Boom on behalf of William Hill, to design a chunky knitted version of the Newcastle United  and Sunderland FC football tops.

A poll conducted by William Hill revealed that Newcastle and Sunderland fans were most likely to bare their flesh and wear short sleeve tops to football matches in the […]

Blue Line – Art in Romney MARSH AIRM 2014

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 Size: Approx. : width 48” – Height 48”

Location: St Thomas à Becket church, Fairfield.

For Art in Romney Marsh 204, I created an  additional knitted window for St Thomas à Becket church based on ‘Change’ bell ringing patterns that reflect the church’s waterlogged past.

Change ringing is the art of ringing a set of bells in a series of mathematical patterns […]

Coco Carmel Knitted Cosy for Shreddies ‘Knitting Nanas’

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I was commissioned by Red Consultancy to design a knitted cosy for the knitting nana to knit for the launch of Nestle Coco Caramel Shreddies.

The brief was to design a cosy that could fit a cereal box. The method use to knit the cosy was intarsia.

Photo by Passion 4

Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God alone) Art in Romney Marsh 2013

Size Aprox: Width 33″ – Height 50″

The stained glass windows in All Saints Church, Lydd, designed by Leonard Walker were the inspiration for my artwork. In the central panel are the words ‘To the Glory of God’. In fact these words appear in many different settings in this church.

The abbreviation ‘OMG’ (oh my God) and […]

Kaffe Fassett knitted portrait

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Size 20″ x 32″

This is my knitted tribute to knitwear designer Kaffe Fassett, to mark his 50th year of being residence in the UK, and his massive contribution to the art of knitting.

In my opinion he brought a ‘purple patch’ (period of excellent performance – (ornate or elaborate section of  work) to the art of knitting. This […]

2 Faced Jumper – txt Exhibition, Claremont Studios 2013

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The 2 Faced Jumper was shown at the txt exhibition held at the Claremont Studios, Hastings in 2013.

The exhibition: txt – what is the subtext when an artist includes text in their work? What relevance does the medium have to the reading of the words & what additional layers of meaning does it add to […]