As part of the collaboration between Leyden Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery for the late-night event Nocturnal Creatures, Leyden Gallery’s doors will be open to the public for a night dedicated to art. Come join artist Rosina Godwin in an amazing encounter where visitors can create their own nocturnal or imaginary creature badge to take away into the night, using either knitting or soft sculpture with bright colours, textures and neon/glow-in-the-dark yarns.
Inspired by the Freudian unconscious, create your own imaginary creature using simple knitting techniques!
The workshop is open to anyone with an interest in textiles, wishing to explore the artistic potential of knitting.
There will be a demonstration of basic techniques (flat and double pointed needles, casting on and off, increasing and decreasing, knit and purl stitches), with discussions on felting and creating visceral effects with paints and gels.
A range of samples and sketchbooks will be on display to encourage further exploration after the session.
All levels of ability are welcome.
What you should bring: Materials will be supplied. However, if you have a preference for a specific yarn or knitting needle, please bring it with you!
The Gallery, exhibition and artBar serving drinks remains open until 11pm.