Tuesday, 1 April 2008

NEW YORK AGENCY


What are they knitting in New York? 
Well, 

our Sabrina Gschwandtner of KnitKnit fame, just e-mailed us these pictures of a banner she made with Cat Mazza, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Julia Bryan- Wilson, and Liz Collins. 
It says "AGENCY"..and so they are, and so they say.

In America, it is quite common to take a photo into a shop where they will machine knit it to A0 size. It's like having a big print made, except you can use it as a blanket. It is used a lot when servicemen go off to war, and the family can sleep under their portrait. It's a brilliant tool, because you can really say things on a big scale! Correct me if I'm wrong Sabrina, but I think this is how this banner was made?
Anyway, isn't it lovely? And here is a picture of them all discussing what to make! For more on this peace piece, go to

2 comments:

Sabrina Gschwandtner said...

Hi Rachael!

The banner was made by Liz Collins on an industrial knitting machine at RISD; and yes, it's the same kind of machine on which "photo portrait blankets" are made.
Allison Smith contributed the A, Cat Mazza the G, E was Liz Collins, N was Julia Bryan-Wilson, C was Lisa Anne Auerbach, and Y was me.
The image underneath is a drawing of us (except Lisa Anne Auerbach, who couldn't make it) at a New School panel, where we presented the banner.

xo Sabrina

Prick Your Finger said...

Yes I thought the Y was you! It's a very good why. You're good at these things, that's Y!