colette “Le Chalet”
During the month of December, colette decided to turn its store into basically a “cabin” of knitted projects. It’s the Winter season, so knitting only seems fitting. Three main groups/people decided to participate in this project. They include Wool & The Gang, Ketty Sean: Doll & Plush, and Aurelie Mathigot.
WOOL & THE GANG
Wool and The Gang offers knitted designs for women, men, children, animals, the home, and more, which follow the seeasons but especially, the gang’s inspiration. For each collection of unique pieces, muses from all walks of life are invited to inspire Wool and the Gang. Each design is sold as a complete project which includes everything you need, the yarn, needles and pattern through to unique customisation accessories. Each pattern presents the option of making the basic model, or your own unique customised version using watg’s exclusive patches, or ribbons, different coloured yarn, bits of old denim or t-shirt… the possibilities are as infinite and crazy as your imagination. KNITTING HAS NEVER BEEN MORE FUN, COOL OR EASY!
Ketty Sean: DOLL & PLUSH
Ketty was born in 1977 in Saint Germain-en-Laye, in France. She used to live in Paris’ Suburbs for a long time and studied fine arts at la Sorbonne university. She loves candy, cats shoes, hip hop music and of course plushes. Ketty shows and sells her creations in Paris, London, Berlin, Brussels, etc. She lives and works in Paris. For a part of the new collection, Ketty Sean collaborated with Studio Patrick (Anaick Moriceau and Nicolas Peuch), the talented couple of serigrapher and graphic designer from Brussels. The decision to work on the theme of nature and the forest gave birth to new unic creations like objects and clothes in limited editions. All pieces are handmade. From this way of working depends slight irregularities in the knitting and in the forms cut out of felt. This give to all pieces uniqueness and more value. All plush are not suitable for children.
Aurélie Mathigot’s work is largely inspired by the notion of recovery and the necessity of talking about everyday life in another – new – way. Several preoccupations recur throughout her work: like the will to hide, the need for isolation and for being overwhelmed by the textile material.
Like an endless thinking about time flowing, out of anyone’s control.
Like the desire to fix reality in another dimension to preserve it from leaving us, and to look in all things, by all means, what can remind us a presence.
One artist that is missing from this exhibition is the Israeli winner of “The Big Brother” Shifra Kornfeld who did some great knitting work on a tree…
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