The Knitting Salon

Arnolfini, 2009

This soft public sculpture has been produced through a collaborative process with local knitters involving wool and yarn sourced from a local flock of Jacob sheep.

Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to use the bench as a platform for dialogue and sharing knitting skills using the resources offered or bring in their own knitting.

Sessions facilitated by local knitters were booked by appointment through Arnolfini box office and a knitting pattern PK2 documenting the process of making Salon Bench Knowle West is available to take away.

This is part of a ‘flock’ of ten benches produced by self-organised salons around the UK.