Surrounded by a relentless sea, Fair Isle is an island of strong traditions and fierce beauty. Celebrating this, and running in support of the island's bid for marine protected status, two artists are knitting together waves of sound and yarn, stories and starfish. The project also celebrates creative generations of Inges family through stories, music and knit. Exploring coding and counting, both Inge and myself have been exploring the craft and ecology of Fair Isle.
Inspired by the many aspects of data counting on Fair Isle, I am counting birds and stitches and translating bird counts into knitting patterns. The work is experimental at this stage but I hope to develop work which will become part of Inges performance.
Sleeping Starfish will present a work in progress event. ( as part of Luminate Festival) 7 pm Glad Cafe . Inge Thomson, Frazer Fifield, Kerri Whiteside Deirdre Nelson,