1st Viking knitting study, soft pencil

1st viking knitting drawingI made this pencil study of some of Jen Thomson’s experimental knitting based on some Viking motifs that she has researched. The style is similar to Celtic design with the twisting and interlocking shapes. The centre of the design fascinated me and pulled me towards it. I let the drawing talk back to me and tell me when to stop. I hope to do a series of these responding to Jen’s work. This exchange of ideas and tasks feels very much in the spirit of Vanaheim’ which is the Norse Myth realm which we are exploring in our collaboration with Artipeeps, the Cambridge based arts group. Other artists, poets and musicians are responding to the other realms. The resulting work will go on display at Hanse House in Kings Lynn in September of this year.