Updated: Feb 21
A Good Yarn Exhibition Whitehall Historic House, Cheam Thu, Fri, Sat 10AM-5PM 03 Dec 2020 to 27 Feb 2021
UPDATE: Whitehall Historic House is currently closed but the Exhibition has been EXTENDED until the end of APRIL 2021 A finger knitted installation inspired by SamiArt's creative conversations with:
Documentary, finger knitting tutorial, and more here: A Good Yarn Project
Support RMNS and SNW - purchase fingerknitted #SamiArtStyle beanies, snoods and more via my shop and I will donate 20% of net sales between now and the end of the Exhibition to these local charities. A Good Yarn project was made possible thanks to the support of Mayor of London's #CultureSeeds fund, with thanks to Sutton Heritage for their local support.
Back in October 2015, I started finger knitting as part of a conscious grieving process. By March 2016 I submitted a proposal to yarn-bomb part of Sutton High Street for a regeneration programme, with finger knitted ropes made by local community groups.
SamiArt & the Finga Ninjas was born. Since then, I have gone on to share this simple craft with over 3000 people, and counting!
It wasn't long before I started popping up at festivals, local fun days, and in town centres sharing this simple, fun effective craft and encouraging the playfully creative Finga Ninja spirit in people of all ages and abilities. It's such a warm feeling to see people wearing what they have learnt to make in a very short space of time.
WOMAD 2019 - SamiArt & The Finga Ninjas workshops with all ages - magic moments!
The Love Wimbledon Autumn Arts & Crafts Fair - she's wearing the items she made :)
It didn't take me long to learn how to add rows and I started making gifts for friends and family and soon created a #SamiArtStyle finger knitted apparel pop up stall - hats, beanies, scarves, tops, arm warmers, wrist warmers and more. The first event I popped up at was Tribal Village a psychedelic trance party at The Steelyard in London.
Surprisingly, most of my customers that evening were men who loved my hats, in particular the neon mix elf hats, so I made a few more for the next trip. I call it.....