Knit & Tings 12/03/22 (Rescheduled)

We Gather Exhibition photo by Ben Deakins

  I will be giving a talk at the Crafts Council Gallery on my making techniques, processes, and the symbolism behind my work.   About Knit & Tings Date and time Saturday, 12 Marsh 2022 1.00 – 2.00 GMT Location Crafts Council Gallery 44a Pentonville Road London, N19BY As one of the commissioned artists for … Read more

Justice?

Justice - Knitted artwork

2020, machine knitted acrylic Size: width 30 cm x length 64 cm Background to artwork: This artwork was commissioned for Hastings Museum & Art Gallery The museum made an open call for responses from Black and minority ethnic people to George Floyd’s killing and the Black Lives Matter movement.  Four artworks in total were commissioned … Read more

Harriet Tubman knitted $20 bill​

Knitted Harriet Tubman $20 Bill

2020, machine knitted acrylic Size: 60 x 164 cm Background to artwork: The starting point for this artwork was the alleged use of a counterfeit $20 bill by George Floyd which led to him losing his life. George’s murder was witnessed by millions of people on TV and social media. This led to a demonstration around … Read more

Tangled web – a view of systemic racism​

Image of the artwork -Tangled web crochet artwork with water on it

2020,  crocheted nylon thread, Copper frame Size: 8 x 8 cm Background to artwork: Since the murder of George Floyd, I have been thinking about how invasive racism is in various organizations including the police.  The phrase “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” –  seemed to sum up systemic … Read more

8 minutes 46 seconds​

Close up of 8 minutes 46 seconds crochet artwork

2020,  crocheted Habu yarn Size: 2 cm Background to artwork: This crochet sketch was done in honour of George Floyd. I sat and crocheted for 8 minutes 46 seconds. There was no plan or pattern it was a piece of reflective freeform crochet. 8 minutes 46 seconds is the period of time the police officer … Read more

20 – I can’t breathe​

Close up shot of 20 – I can't breathe a knitted artwork

Size:  Height 86 cm x  Width 70 cm Background to – I can’t breathe​ This is artwork was created for Instagram. I like to produce work that is seen outside of the gallery setting.  Instagramart enables me to respond to events and receive feedback from people all over the world. The video below is called … Read more