Artist Research

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]This was a project started by Nat McCulloch, whilst hospitalised due to her eating disorder. She combined her obsession with cross-stitch with a way of detailing little discussed mental health issues. She took her inspiration from...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] It was suggested in my formative feedback to look at the book 'The subversive stitch' by Rozsika Parker. The book explores the relationship of women, art and embroidery. Through her work Parker started to close the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/253411516" align="center"][vc_column_text]These artists, George Barratt- Jones and Damien Ludi & Colin Peillex, both created two different interactive machines that allowed the public to knit without learnign any knitting skills. Instead they just have to use...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Carol Milne is an internationally recognised Canadian artist most known for her work with knitted glass. Her website- https://www.carolmilne.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZF7Mljvbj8 I find this work incredibly inspiring and it really makes you look twice. Milne uses wax to knit the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]   As someone who uses knitting helping myself keep calm and relax when I feel stressed I was interested to look into the concept of knitting as an aid to mental health. I discovered that as well...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The first piece I saw by Waltener was 'Aunty Peggy has departed’ This beautiful crocheted artwork is stunning and such a unique and cleverly executed idea. The delicacy, intricacy and skill of lace being likened to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I had heard about the BBC three documentary on diabulimia but had not actually watched it until this week. I knew the illness existed and as a type 1 diabetic myself I was curious to find...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]This is one of the first knitting artist that I discovered. I love the fact that she just wondered 'if she could' and tried a new idea out. She garden fence made out of strong twine,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]   Alice Clayden is a Leeds based artist, who I first met at a craft club which she ran where I volunteer, and she works mainly with textiles. Alice runs many of whole community and charity art...

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