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Upcycle your Sweater Workshop with Yrurari

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Textile Arts Center - Manhattan

26 West 8th Street

New York, NY 10011

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Join Yr Johannsdottir, Ýrúrarí, February's Work In progress resident, for a workshop on how to upcycle old sweaters using knitting techniques.

The workshop will start with a short lecture about Ýrúrarí's work and process of upcycling old sweaters. After the lecture, attendants will learn more about the tools and techniques used by the artist, and draw up ideas on how they can give their old sweaters a makeover.

All materials will be provided, but please bring a sweater you'd like to upcycle.



Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, better known as Ýrúrarí, is an Icelandic textile artist and designer based in Reykjavík. She works mostly with knitting techniques, where she explores the possibilities that visual knittted elements can create in spaces and on the human body, and how they can illustrate the everyday three dimensional space. Ýr’s work ranges from upcycling old jumpers with fun hand knitted decorations to machine knitting abstract textiles in her ongoing project “Matters”. Learn more about her work here.

You can visit Ýrúrarí's installation for Work In Progress from February 1-28, at TAC Manhattan studio, and learn more about her work and process during Artist Open Hours, on Saturdays 2-5PM.

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