Knitted Ziggy Stardust cardigan

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By Karla Courtney in New Fashion on Friday 13 September 2013

I have combined my love of knitting, David Bowie and GIFs to create this Ziggy Stardust cardigan for my two-year-old son. Children’s clothes can be so same-same. And, seriously, why would you NOT want to walk around with a knitted Ziggy Stardust on your back? See also this Michael Jackson Who’s Bad sweater [below].

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Knitted innards and fuzzy cadavers by Candace Couse

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 28 May 2013

Sure, knitting often gets pooh-poohed as a granny pursuit all the time. Which probably makes Canada-based visual artist Candace Couse’s knitted corpses — with innards, organs and guts spilling out and loose red vein-like threads crawling out of them — all the more sweeter. She uses the idea of personal geographies to approach issues like orientation and identity that are profoundly detached from collective knowledge and public geographies.

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Portugal’s Granda Malha yarn bombs the streets

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Wednesday 17 October 2012

Bombing! Yarn bombing that is. Granda Malha are Portuguese ‘wooly warriors’, combining their love for knitting and street art. They adorn the streets, trees, and the urban life with amazing webs of colour. Easily removable and inoffensive, who can say no to cosy warm streets.

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Kate Jenkins does New York

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By Denimu in New Fashion on Tuesday 18 September 2012

We’ve seen Kate’s work before, and I love her crocheting genius – but now she combines that with another passion of mine – Americana – so I think it deserves another mention. She has been so kind to give us a sneak preview of her work ‘Kate’s Diner’ based on New York culinary delights, re-invented in wool and yarn with her trademark wry and witty comic touches. The work debuts at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in New York in December and I can’t wait to see the whole body of work. 

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Knitted doll of Anna Wintour banned from Port Eliot Festival

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By Twisted Knits in New Art on Wednesday 18 July 2012

A knitted doll of Anna Wintour hanging herself because she has nothing to wear has been banned from the trendy Port Eliot Festival in England, though the exhibition includes a dog wearing a burkha. The artist was forced to drop the Anna Doll on the grounds that ‘Anna wouldn’t like it.’ Fashion fascism or what?

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Joy Kampia

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By Kate Barnett in New Art on Friday 9 May 2008

Generally, if I’m eating a burger, some of it will spill down the front of my white t-shirt. It’s the law of physics. White t-shirts and ketchup attract each other.

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