A useful how to french knit video from youtube.
Get all the info on Alternative Art Colleges event Education As Experiment including our KJC Work Shop Macho versus Feminine a disscusion and knitting group, How does gender affect the way creative outcomes are valued? How is this manifested and reinforced by the pedagogy and structure at art institutions?
KJC Workshop V22 Summer Club Sunday 6th May 12pm-4pm
The Knitted Jungle Collective Presents
A drop in knitting workshop for all ages and abilities.
Imagine a jungle
Learn how to knit
Design and create your own patterns
Explore different techniques
Come, chat and share ideas
Everyone is welcome to join the knitted jungle collective.
The Knitted Jungle Collective have been invited to run a knitting circle and discussion group.
Macho Versus the Feminine
· – How does gender affect the way creative outcomes are valued?
· – How is this manifested and reinforced by the pedagogy and structure at art institutions?
We will be creating a space for people to learn/share how to knit and crochet whilst discussing relationship between craft, art and gender.
We will facilitate for all abilities.
Knitting and crochet circles create wonderful spaces for people to get together and talk. We aim to use this space created as a platform to encourage people to explore political and social ideas together. Starting from the basis that everyone gains knowledge from experience and all knowledge is equal and valuable. Crafts such as knitting and crochet seem innately feminine and are traditionally female pursuits. We would like to start a dialogue about how these crafts are culturally valued and what role Art institutions play in reinforcing this potential perpetuation of patriarchy.
These floral designs are crocheted out of plastic bags. The artist is Ildiko Szabo.
I found this nice site with great instructions on how to make quick plastic bag yarns. link
Ildiko Szabo does freeform crochet. Here are some examples of other pieces and shapes she has made. They have given me lots of ideas for jungle flora and fauna shapes.