Lindsay Degen to show off knitting skills

Lindsay Degen to show off knitting skills

New York designer and passionate knitter Lindsay Degen is inviting the public to a unique exhibition which will demonstrate the skills required to create clothing by hand.

The artist will be showing off her incredible work in a quirky manner when she hosts the Knitting Performance by Lindsay Degen at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, tomorrow (March 8th) and Saturday.

Deemed by the designer as being a ‘Knitting Factory’, the two-day event has come about due to a collaboration between Degen and fashion label VPL and has a concept which is sure to capture plenty of attention.

This is because the artist will begin her presentation tomorrow by wearing only a nude-colored bathing suit.

However, over the course of the two days that the Knitting Performance takes place, Degen will be knitting various pieces of clothing to show off to members of the public. Once each garment is completed, the New York designer will then don the clothing to display their functionality.

As such, by the time the exhibition finishes on Saturday evening, Degen will have transformed her appearance miraculously, and yet only done so by demonstrating her extraordinary knitting skills.

Degen is no stranger to the spotlight, however. During her time studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design, the designer has been a part of a number of well-known fashion shows and exhibitions.

In 2008, for example, the New York artist knitted a red stripe of a hill sprawling rainbow flag as part of the ‘Pride’ Knitting Nation event in Providence, Rhode Island.

The following year, Degen demonstrated her skills across the Atlantic when she was a part of the Pitti Imagine Project in Florence, Italy, before taking part in the Pavilion Installation event in Providence in 2010.

Arguably though, it will be at the Craft and Folk Art Museum this weekend where Degen will truly be able to make herself known as one of the most promising designers in the fashion industry today.

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