Your Worst Knitmare?

James Drury
By James Drury Last edited 48 months ago
Your Worst Knitmare?

A shop full of moths may sound scary but fear not, these insects are all made of wool. Artist Max Alexander is exhibiting a flock of the furry critters at Prick Your Finger in Bethnal Green.

Alexander, who also makes awesome stop-motion 'knitmations' says: "The idea stems from a spot of moth trouble I had in 2008. I was going to have a show of large knitted creatures in Prick Your Finger but as I was installing it I noticed a suspicious hole in the back of Benoit the Bee. I looked closer and was horrified to find a nest of moth eggs and creepy larvae. I had to take it all away and was so embarrassed I didn’t return to the shop for three years. Luckily I was forgiven for bringing nasty moths into the shop and it feels pretty funny to be bringing new safe moths back six years later."

Like a Moth in a Wool Shop, 22 November-20 December, Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6.30pm, Prick Your Finger, 260 Globe Road, E2 0JD. Entry free.

Last Updated 19 November 2014