Metroland Studios
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Saturday, December 2, 2023
91 Kilburn Vale, London, NW6 6PS.
Rosina Godwin, Squishy Collective, Elastic Fiction

Intestinal Knitting plays with the traditional hierarchy of the arts by using the feminine, homely craft of knitting to create artwork inspired by entrails. While male dominated art forms such as painting and sculpture are considered high art, female orientated past times such as knitting and embroidery are considered low art. There is also a hierarchy of internal organs, with the greatest societal disgust reserved for intestines, due to their ability to pulverise, liquidise and vaporise matter and to level all humans.

The workshop focuses on creating three dimensional tubes, using either flat or double pointed needles, shaping through increasing and decreasing, plus other techniques such as crochet. Although the emphasis is on creating experimental artwork, many of the techniques could be adapted for practical purposes. The session is very informal, with attendees encouraged to explore materials and make their own discoveries – there is no right or wrong way, only a vast range of possibilities!

Level – Ideally some basic knitting or crochet skills.

Materials and equipment – Basic materials and equipment will be supplied, but you may wish to bring your own:

  • Yarn, any conventional knitting yarn, plus experimental yarn such as ribbon, gift tape, string or twine – or anything you feel you could knit with!
  • Knitting Needles, to suit the size of your chosen yarn, although medium to larger needles, may work better with experimental materials. Please transport your needles in a safe way with point protectors.
  • Scissors, for cutting yarns.
  • Optional, double pointed knitting needles or crochet hooks.

If you have any queries, please contact Rosina: [email protected]

Metroland Studios and Gallery can be found at: 91 Kilburn Square, London, NW6 6PS. Go down the alley next to Argos and you’ll see us across the square. Ring the bell to get in.

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The ticket price is to cover the cost of consumables and materials, the artists time and organisational costs – thank you for your support! Brent residents are able to access a special reduced rate.


About Your Host

Rosina Godwin has run over 50 experimental knitting workshops both online and across the country, including Darn for Yarn (Great Get Together, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, London), Creature Dis-comforts (Leyden Gallery – part of Whitechapel Gallery’s 2019 Nocturnal Creatures), and Greenbelt festival.

She has a First Class BA Hons degree in Fine Art, and is currently studying for an MA in Fine Art at the University of Reading. Over the past few years, she has exhibited at Retrespect (Sweet ‘Art, London), The Playful Turn (Degrees of Freedom, Espacio Gallery, London), The Great Divide (OVADA Gallery, Oxford) and Stuffed (K6 Gallery, Southampton).


This workshop forms part of Soft Tissue an exhibition by the Squishy Collective at Metroland Cultures, London on from 25th November – 10th December 2023, check out our exciting programme of events!