The Icelandic textile artist Ýr Jóhannsdóttir (better known as Ýrúrarí), gives a second chance and life to “forgotten sweaters” in the most creative way.
She creates colourful wearable art, soft sculptures with a story to tell. Her research is also a statement against consumption and the will to educate through art in reusing and recycling old stuff.
This is how she describes her creative research:
Her work is mostly knitted, where fragments of humor, body movements and the everyday meets in wool based, often wearable, objects. For the past years the importance of sustainability has had an impact to Ýrúrarí’s work.
Promotional poster of Crafty Fox Market Event at Kindred Studios
The 9+10 of June (Saturday-Sunday) I will be part of this amazing event organised by Crafty Fox Market at the Kindred Studios. During this weekend the Kindred artist studios will be open to the public, and Crafty Fox is organising a big party in the same venue.
There will be plenty of designers/makers and illustrators stalls, where you can find unique handmade beauties to bring home, and several free workshops to try. The entry is completely free too, so prepare yourself for a huge creative weekend!
I will have a stall Saturday 9th of June, you are more than welcome to come by and have a chat with me. You can also see and purchase my original pieces and fine art prints too. Sunday 10th of June I will have a fun interactive and collaborative installation at the Kindred Studios cafe.
During this workshop I will help and give advice in how to decorate by hand giant posters of vintage portraits (they are big!), using unusual materials as stickers, washi tape and marker pens.
If you want to have a complete list of the traders and take a look at the events running during the weekend, follow this link.
I truly hope to see you there, it will be so much fun!