KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook offers creative models for observing and capturing elements of the world around us via the medium of stranded colourwork. In the book the artist demonstrates – through developing knitting motifs based on Victorian brickwork, A-roads and local weeds – how patterns can carry and transform information, be it via wool or a digital machine. She advocates for knitting to be recognised as a technical skill, as much as the often more highly regarded skill of coding. Implicit in her work is an argument for work traditionally associated with the ‘feminine’ to be afforded equal status to activities commonly perceived as more ‘male’.
Thinking Out Loud
July 2016 - March 2017 at the Open Data Institute
In her artistic practice Felicity Ford AKA Felix works with digital recordings of everyday sounds. In some projects these sounds are combined with hand-knitting. Felix began merging knitting with sounds while studying for an MA in…