Hark, a snippet of lifestyle of a CSM first year Knitwear student! Gyu asked me if I could ‘model’ (big fat cough) her pieces for her final assessment a few weeks ago, which I agreed to under the terms that I could paw her sketchbook afterwards. Pretty sweet transaction, body for art, yup. I heard about the spectacle sketchbooks of the fashion course, but I’d never seen one from knitwear so naturally I was curious. If my first year sketchbooks were full with collages of paper and graphics (some incomprehensible illustration thrown in between), Gyu’s sketchbooks were padded with knit swatches and string manipulations. And with Gyu’s mad illustration skills she could easily pass as an illustrator (with incomprehensible knitted pieces thrown in between?). I’m keeping an eye on this one, something tells me her graduation show will be one good party.
World, there seems to be so much more to knitting than dinky little Christmas socks and fingerless gloves.