Knitted signs | 70cm x 45cm | machine knitted cotton and acrylic | unlimited edition
PART OF THE CRUSADER MILL COLLECTION
Part of UNIQUE EDITIONS
A machine knitted reproduction of the signage for Unique Knitwear, a textile factory based on the same floor as me at Crusader Mill, Manchester back in 2016. Together we began a series of experiments in knitwear and knitworks that became the 'Unique Editions' exhibition. The first edition of this knitted sign was mounted over the original red and yellow sign was on the door of the factory, where it remained until they moved out. The notion of the ‘unique’ is important within the art world, but less so in knitting, where patterns and products are regularly copied.
Each of these 'Unique Signs' is exactly the same (bar mistakes and dropped stitches), and together they form an 'unlimited edition'. They are essentially stock – no one sign is special, there is no ‘series’. I can knock these out whenever I like.
September 2016 - Manchester Contermporary Art Fair - Manchester, UK
November 2016 - ‘UNIQUE EDITIONS’ - Rogue Artists Studios @ Crusader Mill - Manchester, UK