Threads of Curiosity: Unravelling Nature's Patterns through Knitting
This project focuses on how fostering curiosity about your environment can enhance creativity and improve your mental well-being. It all started with a walk I took along the Scottish coastline and through a woodland area. As I walked, I paid close attention to everything around me – the shapes, colours, and patterns. I noticed how everything seemed to fit together, like the ripples in the sand and the patterns in the wood. To capture these discoveries, I used different tools to create both detailed drawings and more spontaneous sketches.
Then, I decided to challenge myself by turning these observations into knitted pieces, utilising my skills in Domestic and Dubied knitting. I also experimented with hand dyeing processes, attempting to emulate the soft gradients of colour I saw in the landscape. The flowing ripples were a particular pattern that I noticed appearing throughout my project so this was the main source of inspiration for my knitted pieces.