Red Knots

Well the Red Knot installation for the end of year Degree Show is underway at last. Having made a number of revisions to the initial idea I’m now more or less back to the original one! It’s based on the migration of the Red Knot birds; B95 or as he’s now known ‘Moonbird’ has made this journey every year for around 20 years now and it’s his remarkable story that has inspired me to create my final piece of work for my FdA stitched Textiles course.

Working on the red knots:

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Experimenting afternoon

Had a fun afternoon today experimenting with dying yarn, in preparation for my final piece for the Degree show.

I’ve been researching the Red Knot bird and one in particular, known as B95 or sometimes called the Moonbird.  This is the basis for my installation and one thing I’ll need is lots and lots of orangey red yarn. Having found a suitable yarn in white, I need to dye half of it red/orange, hence today’s experimentation.