Thursday, 24 September 2009

London Design Festival

Skandium presents....'Knit Wits' with Iittala.

As you can see from my last post, I was kindly invited by Skandium to dress about 80 iconic Iittala products in knitting. I did this along with my friends from Hackney based knitting group 'Knitty Gritty'. We had a lot of fun devising different cosies and covers for items such as glass birds by Olva Toikka, Kivis by Heikki Orvola and the biggest challenge was a curvaseous jacket for Alvar Aalto's vases. To highlight Iittala's great ethos of 'lasting design against throwayism' I used salvaged yarns and reused materials (of course!) Our creations have now been installed in Skandium's windows on Brompton Road and Marlybone High Street and will be on show until Sunday 27th September.

* * Come along and celebrate * * the installation at a free knitting class with me and some of the Knitty Gritty girls at Skandium this Thursday 24th September, 6 - 8.30pm, available on a first come first serve basis. There will also be opportunity to enjoy tea and cakes, giggle at our knitted pieces and have a browse in Skandium's wonderful store. Participants will also receive a free 'Knit-Wit-kit', this is an Iittala / Barley Massey 'Rethink Rubbish' learn how to knit kit. The Knit-Wit-Kits have been in circulation at various locations in the London Design Festival.
If you find one we would love to see what you create with it!
(you can e-mail me or )

Skandium, 245-249 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EP.

Saturday 26th September from 10am - 6pm

We will be at 'The Dock' in Ladbrook Grove with 'The Art Car Boot Fair' (or Art Car Bootique, cos it's gone West!)
The Dock event is an emporium of creative talent instigated by Tom Dixon.

I will be joining forces with Belle Tidswell to present our popular 'Emotional Baggage Handling service'. Check in at the booth and once you're feeling lighter try your luck at our 'Lost + Found tombolla'. There are 100 fantastic prizes ranging from quirky found objects with a psychological twist to contributions and recycled products from the following leading ethical designers: Annie Sherburne, Barley Massey (of course!), Hannah Greenaway, Jasper Startup, Jethro Macey, Robert Archard projects, Ryan Frank, Twisted Twee.

We will also have our 'Controversial Debates' game and my 'Rethink Rubbish' craft kits on sale.

Other Festival highlights......
If you're planning to vist Tent, I would highly recommend visiting Katherine May's stand with her new collective Bricolage
Hidden Art kick started the festival with their exhibition 'Transforming Passion into Products' at the Oxo gallery
Have fun!

No comments: