Stormzy knitted h.i.t.h

Knitting Stormzy h.i.t.h

2021, Wool, acrylic & cotton Size in cube:  127 mm x 127 mm x 127 mm Background to Stormzy h.i.t.h. : The grime artist Michael Omari aka Stormzy has always inspired me. I love that he has never let anything stop him from pursuing his dreams. If he is  not given a seat at the … 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

Tension Birds

Tension Birds

2018, crocheted and knitted wool Size: 10 x 5 cm My final project for my Masters in knitted textiles at the Royal College of Art explores the therapeutic benefits of knitting for a person’s mental health by creating what I call ‘Tension Birds’. I was inspired by reading Betsan Corkhill’s book Knit for Health & Wellness. Betsan is known as … Read more

Knitting Ain’t Wack

Knitting ain't Wack

Video I created the character Lorna HB who is a knitting, rapping MC. I’m keen to break down the stereotypes associated with who knits. The film features cameo appearances from knitwear designers,  Brandon Mably and Kaffe Fassett.   The lyrics are an updated version of a traditional rhyme shown below used to teach children to … Read more

Kaffe Fassett knitted portrait

  Size: Width 20″ x Height 32″ Acrylic This is my knitted tribute to knitwear designer Kaffe Fassett, to mark his 50th year of being resident 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 … Read more

Pecha Kucha 20 x 20 @DLWP

Pecha Kucha 20 x 20 presentation at De La Warr Pavilion

My Pecha Kucha at DLWP Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). This is a fast pace fun format. My Pecha Kucha presentation entitled The Artist And the Machine explored how I use machine knitting as a fine art medium. On … Read more