No matter you have a dog or not, as long as you love them and can knit, you will be able to knit your own dogs by following instructions given in the book written by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne. From a spotted Dalmatian to a wrinkly Bulldog, there are 25 different pedigree pooches patterns for you to choose. No feeding, barking, shedding, or vet’s bills, as long as you made them, these dogs live forever! Take a look at the knitted dogs gallery. And if you wan to try to make you own, check the book “Knit Your Own Dog“.
Sorry, as Sally commented, “these knitted dogs are not life size, they are about 6 inches tall.”
In today’s poster, I am to introduce a kind of special art to you, “Wire Knit” which is created by a talented artist Blanka Sperkova. There are 17 works presented here and you can see more by visiting her website.
Blanka Sperkova began to experiment with wire in 1970. Inspired by tradional wire techniques used by Slovak tinkers. She does not, however, use traditional tinker techniques. Rather, she has created a unique technique of finger knitting, which uses neither knitting needles nor other tools. Using a basic loop, she creates both sculptures and jewelry.
She has applied her wire techniques to her work in animated films and graphics. She often manipulates the airy transparency of knitted wire to create within forms that demonstrate an expressive interplay between light and shadow.