Alison Friday took over the Library with her multi-media exhibition ‘knitting for art’, which featured outfits knitted from VCR tape, bold canvases and a yarn-bombed garden.
Alison is a Fibre artist that uses free-form crochet and knit to express herself, she describes the needles and hooks as her paint brushes.
Her work ranges from knitted graffiti banners , plastic ducks to layered canvas surfaces created using a combination of stitch layers and spray paint. The use of some sort of yarn is the only motif that appears across her work. The work is bold, bright and fun, with her main aim to draw attention.
You can see Alison’s blog about the exhibition here http://theknittingforartexhibition.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/alison-friday-woodley-library.html