Gavrielov, E. (2019) Security Blanket [Knitted artwork]. Menlo Park, California: Art Ventures Gallery.
Word Document Attachment by Rachel Glynne with instructions for how to knit and crochet:
Link to Word Document from Rachel Glynne:
McClory, M. (2020) Arm Knitting [Yarn]. Northern Ireland: Private Collection
McClory, M. (2020) Art Knitting and Knitting with Different Sized Needles [Yarn]. Northern Ireland: Private Collection
Clarke, L. (2020) Net Making. [Yarn and Flowers] Belfast: Private Collection.
Clarke, L. (2020) Naalbinding. [Yarn]. Belfast: Private Collection.
Clarke, L. (2020) Knitting Sample [Yarn]. Belfast: Northern Ireland
Harley, K. (2020) Piece by Piece [Yarn]. Donegal: Private Collection.
Glasgow, H. (2020) Crochet Coasters [Yarn] Belfast: Private Collection.
Byrne, R. (2020) Knitting with cables [Cables]. Donegal: Private Collection
Byrne, R. (2020) Knitted squares for a blanket [Yarn]. Donegal: Private Collection.
Moxen, R. (2020) Pom Pom Bunting with Crochet [Wool]. Northern Ireland: Private Collection.
McClave, M. (2020) Hakuna Matata. [Wool]. County Monaghan: Private Collection
“I was reluctant to knit as I am not a knitter, but I was pleasantly surprised to find the whole process therapeutic. The repetition of the simple stitch was soothing and non-intrusive and something that could be used with a client in the therapeutic setting. In the evening I could chat with the family while knitting but I also was reflecting on the events of the day and the pandemic. Originally, I thought of knitting a scarf. I cast off the stitches and then decided no. I wanted the piece to reflect more of the process. The idea of a sack or bag came to mind. The bag would contain the bucket list of dreams I wish to fulfil over time when the pandemic is over. Each day I would put a small wish into the bag and hope when this is over to make it come true. This made me smile. The song “Hakuna Matata” came to mind meaning no worries for the rest of your life. Wouldn’t that be a lovely uplifting thought for these worrisome days. I couldn’t decide which name was more appropriate as I felt both reflected my sentiments”.
Johnston, C. (2020) Knitting. [Wool]. Belfast: Private Collection
Genger, O. (2003) Monday [Crochet stack]. Private Collection.
Genger, O. (2011) Untitled [Rope]. Lincoln, Massachusetts: DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
Therapeutic Knitting, Stitchlinks Website:
“Our mission is to use knitting and other therapeutic creative activities to improve wellbeing generally, but also to complement medical treatments in the self-management of long-term health conditions. We are working closely with academics and clinicians, and as a direct result, therapeutic knitting and therapeutic knitting groups are being formally acknowledged by leading clinicians and academics for their benefits in mainstream healthcare. We have been successfully using knitting therapeutically since 2006, so have a wealth of knowledge to share”.
Link to Stitchlinks website:
Raw Material Blog Post, Pamela Whitaker
Knitting in Contemporary Art
Link to Raw Material blog post:
Applebaum, S. (2009) Soft Core [Knitted installation]. San Francisco: Receiver Gallery.
Neto, Ernesto (2018) Gaia Mother Tree. [Crochet sculpture]. Zurich: Railway Station. Photo Credit: Mark Niedermann
Leth, S. (2018) Efficient Waste of Time [Knitted installation]. Denmark: Private Collection.