Tomorrow I’m off to set up a exhibition of my work at London knitting mecca Prick Your Finger. I’m focusing on stitch-hacking and pattern-blagging, two techniques that I’ve developed over the last couple of years:
Stitch-Hacking the laddering and reconfiguration of stitches in an existing knitted garment
Pattern-Blagging the modification of an existing knitting or crochet pattern to create a personalised item
The techniques are used to adapt existing garments and patterns to include personalised content. On a conceptual level, these pieces explore authorship and ownership; on a personal level, they allow me to put something of myself into my wardrobe.
Update: the original post included images and descriptions of the pieces in the exhibition. That information can now be found on each item's project page:
Who Made This? stitch-hacked cardigan
20.11.09 - 1976 pattern-blagged crochet smock
Amy 2010 stitch-hacked cardigan
St Michael - 12 - 40 stitch-hacked cardigan
1.12.2010 - 1.10.2011 pattern-blagged Shetland lace shawl
Want to have a go? I’m running a stitch-hacking workshop at Prick Your Finger on Saturday – enquiries/bookings to the shop on 020 8981 2560.
The exhibition will be on for 6 weeks or so – private view tomorrow from 6pm, all welcome so hope to see you there! (260 Globe Road, E2 0JD, nearest tube: Bethnal Green)
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