Monday, May 3, 2010

KNIT ANYTHING (not clothing) - Split Rock rocks June 13-18


MINNEAPOLIS supports the Fiber ARTS!!

I hope you saw  Textile Center's March show; Metaphoric Fibers; Untamed Knit and Crochet.  I am looking forward to returning next month to Minneapolis for a week of intensive and engaging knitting sculpture at:


Quiet Revolution: Knitting and the Political Landscape
June 13-18, 2010
Maybe Mme Defarge* was on to something. Within the framework of its recent renaissance, knitting has been more widely used as a medium of creative as well as political art. Experimenting with non-traditional materials and using knit in non-conventional ways, this class invites participants to explore sculptural knitting as an expressive art form with a focus on how to create meaning and message. By manipulating stitches and solving knitting geometry, participants will learn to ‘think knit’. The class will cover a range of dimensional techniques to help produce shape and stability as participants execute their ideas. We will examine the work of other knit artists and discuss what works and why. We will also discuss the ways in which knitting has recently exploded into the public space through the current international wave of guerrilla and graffiti knitting. Participants must know basic knitting techniques and be interested in engaging in a lively dialogue on the world around us while working on their own pieces.
  • In Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, Madame Defarge secretly knit a register of the names of the revolution’s intended victims.
Questions either to Split Rock or feel free to email me directly at aonels@yahoo.com
Hope to see you there!
Adrienne Sloane

2 comments:

grrl + dog said...

Ok,

I am packing my imaginary bags and coming along.

Watched "the reader" recently, with Kate Winslett, and it contains a very Mme DeFarge scene in the courtroom, where the other women on trial are present. One of them is knitting as she is being indicted.

Village Books said...

Sounds great! Where is Split Rock?