the loop twists

the hand, giving and taking

“To choose techniques that are not fully controllable, to find the weakness of the machine to use repeats that are bigger than the field of vision or just to cheat the unsuspecting eye are some ways of breaking this tedium.

The biggest luxury, and the easiest way to avoid repetitiveness is to make things entirely by hand.”

(Lehl, Jürgen 1997)

The language of memory, developing an alphabet of marks and lines that derive from hazy moments, lost things and perceived still lives that are seen and passed by in our daily lives - captured colours from journeys and the misremembering of commuting becomes a language in and of itself
The drawn marks become knit stitches, the machine gives back the hand.

Let’s finds the space between the body and the jumper, by joining and seaming knitted pieces by hand and with machine, to develop a language of marks, memories and stitches. A sense of planned chaos envelops the soft knitted pieces – they are jumpers that aren’t jumpers, to be both worn and viewed, performed in and gazed at.

Photography by Jean Oberlander Model Céline Ducret