Learn to knit with complex colourways using Kirk Dunn’s, actor and writer of the The Knitting Pilgrim, innovative method for creating texture and depth, all in a relaxed social setting. Leave with a completed pin cushion based off of one of Kirk’s original designs.
Kirk has been knitting since 1988. He began designing in 1996, and shares his appreciation for colour and complex design with world-renowned textile designers Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably, with whom he apprenticed in 1998 at the Kaffe Fassett Studio in London, England. In 2003, Kirk received a Chalmers Fellowship for Stitched Glass, an installation that took 15 years to knit. With The Knitting Pilgrim, he is now exploring the intersectionality of writing, performing and knitting – his most exciting adventure yet. www.kirkdunn.com
Project materials provided, please bring your own needles (3.5 mm, either straight or circular), scissors, stitch counter, ruler, stitch holders and markers.
Knitting experience required.
Kirk’s master work, Stitched Glass, will be shown alongside his one-man play, The Knitting Pilgrim at the Blyth Memorial Community Hall on November 2nd at 7pm.
A one-man play & talkback about the artistic and spiritual journey of Kirk Dunn, who knit a triptych of tapestries, designed in the style of stained glass windows, exploring the commonalities and conflicts of the Abrahamic faiths. There is no other project like it in the world.
FACTS is offering a group discount for tickets to the show, click on this link for details.
When: November 1st 1pm to 4pm
Where: FACTS Gallery and Creative Space, 441 Queen Street, Blyth N0M 1H0