Kerri Green "Prometheus" (detail) 2016

Friday Fibers Roundup: Knitting + Crochet

This week’s Friday Fibers Roundup features a wonderful blend of articles and exhibitions on the ever-loved techniques of knitting and crochet.

Ann Maki Puddles #17 2015, recycled merino wool yarn, wire armature, hand-dyed fabric 12” x 12” x 4”.

1) Have you ever heard of the Crochet Museum? It’s a place unlike any other where all things crochet come together.

2) “30 Years of Japanese Baskets, Hisako Sekijima and Friends” from the arttextstyle blog features a gallery of baskets (both functional and non-utilitarian) from a recent exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

3) The exhibition Of Art and Craft begs the question, “What defines Craft versus Art – and does that division have meaning?”. The show features 9 artists working in a variety of craft disciplines and is on display at Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut through December 6th, 2017.

4) “10 Things you didn’t know about knitting” from Love Knitting gives you 10 mind blowing facts that you won’t believe.

5) These men’s shorts made from repurposed crocheted blankets are so bad, they’re good (via Awkward).

6) Textile artist Alice Kettle has two shows going on right now. The first, Threads, is on display at the Winchester Discovery Centre (UK) until January 14th, 2018; the second, More Threads, is at the Candida Stevens Gallery (UK) until December 2nd, 2017.

7) This video shows the amazingly complex and stunning crochet work of Singaporean-born artist Kelly Limerick (via Explore Fiber).

8) In the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, generations of islanders have shared in the tradition of Harris Tweed, and this video shows some of the characters behind this unique and sustainable industry (via National Geographic).

9) Fransje Gimbrere creates experimental textile sculptures, applicable in interior design and architecture (via The Unofficial Archive).

10) The Manchester School of Art & the Whitworth are pleased to announce their upcoming conference: Textile and Place. The conference draws upon Manchester past histories and contemporary associations with textile linked to place and takes place in April 2018.

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