Friday Night is Health and Safety Film Night: the danger of Knitting

Professor Mal Archaic introduces: "Ah the innocent art of knitting.  Or is it?  Simply the making of something out of wool torn from the back of a sheep and wrapped around two sharp pointed metal objects... or is it?  The QI panel of experts are waiting to discuss this vital topic of national importance. Roll …

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Joe Cunningham, male quilter

Joe Cunningham is a quilter, who has been inspired by Gee's Bend.  In a video which mixes his own amazing style, he meets, pays tribute to the women quilters at Gee's Bend and joins them in quilting. "I'm trying to be free by making quilts and it seemed to me that they had very free …

Knitting Inspiration: Kaffe Fassett

This 5 minute video lets Kaffe Fassett describe in his inimitable, colourful way, how he discovered knitting and brought his painterly eye to it, bringing a wave of colour into 1980s knitting in Britain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-vR_hi1Gtw Also, don't miss another post on this blog about quilting here.  Both these videos are recorded in his home, which …

Colour, textiles, art – Sheila Hicks

I've already posted an article on Sheila Hicks earlier in 2017, but I just came across fresh evidence of her adventurous colour palette and soft touchy-feely art.  There's a playful inviting fun in her Venice Biennale giant pompoms - see this 3 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yk5bxjzLGw   and her simple but gorgeous wall piece in a formal …