Every now and then an artist or company approaches Knit The City to colloaborate with them. It’s a decision we don’t take lightly. However when Punch Drunk, the awesome immersive theatre company asked us to work with them for an evening at Tate Britain, it didn’t take long for us to decide!
The Lady of Shallot by John William Waterhouse which is at home in Tate Britain was removed for the evening for Tate Loud, an interactive event created by Punch Drunk.
With a drop in knitting session run by Stitch London and interactive events throughout the evening, our work took over one of the gallery rooms with hints of the painting and the poem penned by Alfred Lord Tennyson running through the knitted cord.
Every part of the work was made from knitted ‘i-cord’ (a cord that is created from yarn by knitting a small number of stitches in the round, so forcing the stitches together into a cord) which took many hours to make.
Shorna the dead created the lily pad flowers, Lady Loop created metres of I-cord, Deadly knitshade made all of the many componants to the piece and I made the life size horses head. It was all woven together with organisation by Deadly Knitshade.