Knitting and London life. Not necessarily in that order.
Wednesday, September 12
Deptford's fibrey goodness
We have fibre arts! In Deptford!
Very cool, don't you think?
For those of you who don't know anything about my manor, this is Deptford, an area of somewhat faded glory on the south east banks of the Thames. In the 1700s it was home to the royal dockyard, and made its fortune from ship building and the slave trade. These days it is home to a vibrant mix of old-school working class, first, second and third generation immigrants of West Indian, African and Asian origin, and a healthy dose of students and artists who contribute to the cutting-edge arty feel of the area.
This work is by Katie Gilman and is part of this weekend's Deptford X festival:
"The anchor in Deptford stands as a much loved landmark and community meeting point and links Deptford's naval heritage with the busy street market of the present-day. Local artist Katie Gilman will transform the hard metal statue by meticulously wrapping it in soft fluffy wool, encouraging us all to see the world around us in a new light."