I am happy to knit anything but most of all I enjoy designing my own patterns and using a range of unusual yarns particularly if it involves recycling materials. David has a collection of jumpers and tank tops that I have made to accompany various aspects of his work. I design on graph paper and then convert into stitches. David wears these jumpers at talks and events. The two here – ‘Photographers expose’ and ‘A big lens’ are probably my favourites.
I knit with lots of materials such as fabric, wire, plastic, string and orange nets and these are just a few of my designs. I made the bikini for a friend to take to an interview. She knew I had been through a carrier bag phase when I made various items out of plastic bags. The fabric happened after I learnt to make rag rugs and just carried on shredding. It knits really easily on 8mm needles. I often knit with jewellery wire. I also sometimes knit wire with wool into other items to stiffen or to shape. I made this necklace using sea glass I collected from the beaches of Bryher in the Isles of Scilly.
I particularly like using orange bags as they otherwise end up in landfill. It takes a while to collect enough bags, but I have some well trained friends who are prepared to save them for me which helps. The cardigan is wearable; I soaked it in a strong solution of fabric conditioner which took the worst of the scratch out of the material.
I also knit jumpers, socks, mitts, leg warmers - in fact anything i can persuade to come out of the needles.
I WOULD BE HAPPY TO KNIT SOMETHING FOR YOU.