The Power of Making

Here in the Bath School of Art and Design foyer I have brought my knitting chair and materials and am inviting passers-by to join me in my making; knitting and crocheting yarn made from discarded crisp packets. I knit and unpick, emphasising the fact that this material never goes away, it has nowhere to go – being neither bio-degradable or recyclable. People are surprised to learn I can make five yards of yarn from one bag and also question how much time this activity consumes. Public knitting, whether it be in the gallery or on the street for example, becomes a performative and accessible political statement, questioning attitudes towards materials, consumerism and how we spend our time.

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