The Knitting Salon
Friday 27 November, 1pm KWMC Foyer
The Knitting Salon is a participatory project led by artist-curator Trevor Pitt and developed with a group of residents in Knowle West. Informal knitting sessions held during October/November 2009 will produce a soft public sculpture involving knitting, a traditional wooden bench and yarn sourced from a flock of sheep near Bristol.
Each knitter will produce a section in Moss stitch to cover a seat slat and a second piece of their own design for the corresponding back slat. These sections will then be knitted together to encase the whole bench in wool. Patterns are provided.
If you would like to join in the knitting, please contact Trevor at firstname.lastname@example.org and organise a time to fit around your schedule
From early December the Knowle West 'Salon Bench' will be relocated to Arnolfini as part of its Craftivism exhibition to function as a platform for sharing knitting skills and dialogue facilitated in part by Knowle West residents.
This Arnolfini/Relational project is a partnership with KWMC.