宮田編機 宮田明日鹿 The Knitting Type Workshop with Asuka Miyata (JPN)
The Japanese knitting and textile artist Asuka Miyata, 宮田編機 宮田明日鹿, joins us at EARLYMADE Cedofeita, Porto, Portugal, for a one-to-one workshop, THE KNITTING TYPE, in which she will share her knowledge and technique using your own visual memories and memorabilia to create a duotone knitting artwork.
DATES 8 - 11 September 2018 2 - 6pm
DURATION The one-to-one workshop is one-hour long, to a maximum of 4 people each day.
COST €35.00 euro / pax Applications should be sent by email until 4 September 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
DESCRIPTION Using your own images and visual memories, Asuka Miyaka will teach how to convert the visual content of a travel photograph or family past polaroid into a knitting matrix. The coinage technique - knitting type - will enable you to output any image into threads, using a remodelled electronic home knitting machine. Like memories changing over time, when converting images to the knitting type, images will blur, fade, transform, becoming almost an abstract composition which will be knitted using your preferred color palette (2-colour yarns).
TASKS Prior to the workshop data, you will have to submit by email your own image (jpg format) which will be timely transformed into a 1x1 square size recreating the visual content of the submitted image and indicate your preferred colour palette (2-colour yarns) by email to email@example.com On the actual day of the workshop, you will be reached through the process up to start knitting your own art piece, using a 100-row knitting machine.
RESULT You will take home your own taylor-made knitted panel (roughly 30x40cm large) which you can frame and display at home as a beautiful see-through artwork or use it within your own designs.
BIO 宮田編機 宮田明日鹿 Asuka Miyata (1985, Aichi, Japan) is a textile artist and researcher in knitting machines techniques, creating handmade and remodelled electronic home knitting machine based artworks, installations and unique one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories for women and men. Graduated from Kuwasawa Design School, Fashion Design and Textile, in Tokyo, Japan, in 2007, she continued research at the The Knitting Factory, Brighton, United Kingdom. Miyata artwork, Ichinomiya, was selected for CONTEXTILE 2018.