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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting

I finally got around to going to the Museum of Art and Design last Thursday to see Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting before the exhibit closes on June 17th. It was just one of those things when it opened in January, "Ah, it's around til June, I'll wait til the crowds die down." Well, I waited and waited and waited.....and I almost missed it! And that would have been very, very sad!

This said, I enjoyed the exhibit immensely. In fact, my fiance enjoyed it too (it's so nice to have someone to share all this knit stuff with!) The knit pieces were very nice, but I have to say that the works using other mediums to create lace like structures were what really caught my attention. I really wanted to take home the fabric with the hand cut lace pattern - and the car parts with a lace pattern cut out with a lace pattern in the dirt around it! Loved it! I wish I had pictures, but I wasn't sure if cameras were allowed and I forgot to bring it anyway :(

If you live in the NYC area and haven't seen it yet - go! You won't be disappointed!


Connie said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Melissa. And yes, that dirt in the form of lace was really really cool. I don't understand how they get that exhibit to stay in place! Also, the tiny tiny fairisle sweaters knit with medical wire and silk thread was pretty impressive - a fully realized garment rendered in minature!

MeBeth said...

Yikes, thank you for the reminder - I really want to see that one before it closes.

Lolly said...

I am so glad you went over to see it. I REALLY enjoyed that exhibit during my April trip up there. Very inspirational. So, you wanna shred up some money and knit a $20,000 evening gown? :)

X said...

Thanks for the reminder! I need to go this week.

schrodinger said...

Bugger!! I clean forgot about it, thanks for the reminder. Now I have to see if I can find the time to go this w/e.