Far away from has been clichés, knitting is in contemporary art galleries. Sculptures, performances, knitting fits in all.
Its colors catch the eyes, it’s soft and capable of being shaped! We prove it!
Liisa Hietanen was born 1981 in Lohja, Finland. She studied design in the Lahti Institute of Design 2003-2007 and gratuated as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Tampere Univesity of Applied Sciences in 2012. Currently she lives and works in Hämeenkyrö, Finland.
Hietanen has taken part in group exhibitions since 2009 such as The Young Artists in the Helsinki Kunsthalle in 2009, Honkahovi Art Centre summer exhibition Haute Couture in Mänttä 2011 and Uusi veistos (New Sculpture) exhibition in the Lahti Art Museum. She has held solo exhibitions in Rajatila Gallery in Tampere 2011 and Sinne Gallery in Helsinki 2012.
In her works Hietanen deals with banal everyday subjects by means of crocheting and knitting. She studies and implements what is common and ordinary.
These amazing vegetables have been knitted by the japanese textile artist Itoamika Jung Jung. Born in 1970, she first began playing with needles and thread at an early ahe and started closh lace knitting. In 2008, she began a knitting unit called “knots” with Miki Fukushima, with resulted in a book, Knots Itoami Plants.
To go further
Dutch designer Bauke Knottnerus created Phat Knits, huge wire used for creating unique furnishings.
Nautical knots inspire this finnish artist.
We are knitters propose éco-friendly knitting pack kits, with luxuruous natural peruvian whool and wooden slats. All recyclable packaged.