‘Yarning’ is a play created by artist Trevor Pitt produced as part of Craftspace’s ‘Craftspace Curates’ season, in partnership with mac birmingham. This season encourages audiences to consider the role of craft and the maker in society through a series of commissions and events which include live performance, film, digital media and public art.
Taking a road trip across the UK, Trevor Pitt collected remarkable stories from women about their lifelong relationship with wool – knitting, spinning, felting and weaving. Through spoken word, music, image and sound, their fascinating yarns are told on a flock of knitted benches made by knitting groups in different parts of the country.
‘Yarning’ was performed in the round on knitted benches at mac birmingham in 2016. To find out more about the project, click here.
Image credits: Nick Hynan Photography