Here’s another picture just completed. Dresden was another interesting place we visited last year. Great mixture of old, rebuilt and new buildings in a vibrant city. The photo was taken on a Saturday morning. Outside the Cathedral was a mix of tourists, shoppers, an exhibition going up and a huge wedding party.
Just got around to photographing the two pictures I completed while we were away.
Charles Bridge, Prague 97 x 73 cm £400
Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany 97 x 73 cm £400
This is my new website to illustrate my knitted pictures, cushions, greetings cards etc.
I have knitted throughout my life and since 2006 have been obsessed with hand knitting images developed from photographs, most of which I have captured myself. I have not found anyone else working in the same way. None of the yarns used are bought specially, but are all collected as oddments and unwanted stock.
Just like wool oddments, photos trigger memories, and I aim to capture an expression, an attitude or moment in time, and make the viewer smile, maybe with recognitions of their own. Each split second portrayed in an image evokes many more memories surrounding the event.
I like to experiment with colour and texture, and mix yarns like paint to create an illusion of light, shade, depth and vibrancy. Even though traditional knitting methods are used, the free use of yarns creates fluidity in constructing a picture.
Mjelva, Norway 97 x 73 cm £400
Winter Hydrangea 73 x 73 cm £300
Family 1920 97 x 64 cm £400
Family 1989 1 97 x 64 cm £400