Knitting group recreates artistic masterpieces

275x250.jpg A group of 40 knitting enthusiasts have spent months painstakingly using their skills to recreate some of the world's most famous art masterpieces.

Using knitting, embroidery and crochet the 'Materialistics' tackled works ranging from The Scream by Edvard Munch, to the famous Vincent Van Gogh sunflowers.

Each Saturday morning the craft-lovers would meet at the The Customs House art centre in Tyne and Wear to plan the 'A Grand Tour' project which is now on show.

The then used their needles to recreate their textile versions of things like  the famous Marilyn Monroe series by Andy Warhol… or should that be Andy Woolhol.
275x250.jpg A spokesperson for the project said: "Everything is represented in knitting, embroidery, stitching and crochet form.  

"For example, amongst the many fascinating art works and artifacts is a knitted version of Van Gogh’s ‘Sun Flowers’, a knitted version of Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyns’

"This exhibition is a highly coloured, textured, ambitious and fascinating feast for anyone to view."
 
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The Materialistics      
Customs House           

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