Devoted Knitty fan, Ilehlia of Ontario, shared the astonishing street art of Ann Arbor’s David Zinn. His art is lively, humorous, engaging and appeals to all ages. Our particular favorite was his homage to knitting:
Oklahoma knitters are taking part in a massive knitted piece set to go on display in Tulsa in the Brady Arts District. The project “The Unbearable Absence of Landscapes” requires 4,000 knitted squares and will cover the entire outdoor facade of the gallery.
As further evidence that fiber artists are brainiacs, look what happened when researchers and fiber artists combined science, technology and art! These knitted masterpieces are designed directly via the brain activity of subjects listening to classical music!
Geometric designs often inspire knit designs, and this piece is absolutely no exception. Artist Atelier YokYok has created a courtyard string sculpture that is jaw dropping! I see cables, but you may see increases/decreases or color work. Magnificent!
We have great news for the world domination efforts of knitters and crocheters! First there was this video game, and now there’s news that Yoshi’s Woolly World has just been released in Europe (and is expected in North America in just a few months)! Yoshi’s promises to be popular with gamers and strengthens our worthy world domination cause! (If only they can figure out a way to let us play and knit simultaneously…)
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com