Sunday, 17 October 2010

Knit & Destroy exhibition opens Friday 22nd October

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Knit and Destroy Goes To The Movies
22nd October – 28th November 2010

Purl Gallery is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition and the exclusive first showcase of the new collection of machine knits from Knit and Destroy.
This new collection is inspired by classic movie making and the cinematic experience, and includes beautifully crafted designs of a celluloid scarf, usherette garments, Godzillas, Hollywood and popcorn.

Alongside the machine knitted designs is a new short film by Kandy Diamond. The film is an ode to the silent movie and demonstrates the scarf making process on a knitting machine.  

All pieces are designed, machine knitted and hand finished by Diamond using 100% lambs wool yarn. 
Diamond is a professional machine knitter and has designed under the name Knit and Destroy since 2006. 

During her degree studies in Textile Design with Design Management, where she gained a 1st class honours degree from the University of Manchester, Diamond discovered she had a passion for knitted textiles and now shares her enthusiasm and knowledge for knit as a lecturer at The University of Manchester. 

Diamond has previously exhibited her works at Inter Warmth 2009 (Falkirk) and at Pimp My Pump 2007 (UK and Europe).

As well as creating original, handmade knits for her own collections, Diamond also makes commissioned pieces and has collaborated with designers such as Leona Baker and Gemma Shiel. 
Diamond also co-writes the popular, independent craft-zine 'Sugar Paper - 20 things to make and do'.

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