Slugferno

The slugs nibbled a hole in the wall and out squelched a big slugferno. Riding the waves of fiery redemption are multitudes of strange beasts and birds. This is Yarnmageddon.

But how did it get here?

With an arsenal of crocheted snakes under their belt, Kitty joined forces with the Clack and Yak knitting group at Platform Arts Centre Easterhouse where together they created fabulous patchwork animals (see description of ‘A Whole Nother Beast’).

Alongside this project Kitty continued to develop their knit and crochet techniques, most recently focusing on Fair-Isle colour work to knit intricately patterned beasts – can you really hear a difference between Fair-Isle and Feral?

Wool yarn, assorted recycled yarn, acrylic yarn, offcuts from wool spinning, stuffing, the artist’s old bedsheets potato printed, offcut batting, wire, beads, cardboard, Velcro.

 

 

Fire weasel

Detail of the fire weasel leaping towards the viewer. This animal was made in collaboration with Clack and Yak (Platform arts centre) and is composed of assorted hand knitted and crocheted blocks uniquely assembled for our 'A Whole Nother Beast' project.

SLUGFERNO as viewed from the portal

Fair-Isle/Feral Beasts

The potato-print inferno climbs the wall, taking with it some of the more intricate Fair-Isle inspired beasts.

Snake, Brenda's giraffe, and Kitty

Kitty pretends to be a snake in their installation.

Knitted slugs with knitted portal

View from the side of knitted slugs gliding away from the portal that they created in the wall.

Crossing

Stripy green snake crosses from one tongue of flame to another.

SLUGFERNO

Green snake rears as it is expelled from the SLUGFERNO portal.