Cocoon | Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry, Londonderry
A lot of people took up yarn crafts during lockdown.
1st row: [Right side (RS)]. 3 double crochet (dc) in 5th ch from hook.
Doing something with your hands can bring solace in anxious times.
2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in first dc.
A soothing rhythm that makes something new
*3 dc in sp between next two 3-dc groups
(Perhaps there’s hope in that)
3rd row: ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, sc in centre dc of first shell,
Us chronically ill folks, we knew the score.
4th row: *3 dc in sp between next two 3-dc groups.
We’ve wrestled personal lockdowns for years.
Rep last 2 rows for pattern (pat) until work from beginning (beg) measures approx
Facing an empty expanse of time defined by what you can’t do
ending on a Wrong side (WS) row. Turn.
the frustration and isolation
Do not fasten off.
… well …
Border 1st rnd: 1 dc in each dc to last st.
… we’re sort of experts.
RS of work is facing
You could say, we have an astonishing talent
Chain (ch) 115. (See diagram on page 2.)
8 sc into magic ring
With a regular audience of three to five million
sc2 into each st around
And against our better judgment an enchanted forest
*dc2tog ch1 * repeat around
The eligible Duke of Hastings cozies up to a pen pal
ch - chain sc -single crochet dc -double crochet
and a wild night sends her into a self-destructive spiral.
Change to green yarn.
Erin, Clare, Michelle, Orla and James are facing something
repeat around (64sts and 8 chains)
It’s a professional quizzer, known as the "chaser"
Start with dark brown yarn.
an unlikely journey with Bradley Walsh
produces mixed results and a big revelation
*tr3 ch2 tr3 into next ch space, dc3 into next ch space 4 times* repeat
a whirlwind of travel and international press coverage
dc -double crochet tr -treble crochet sl -slip
London's marriage market
meets Geralt, the mutated monster-hunter for hire
tc cluster - treble crochet cluster of 5
grappling with addiction
a growing dependence
banana bread banana bread banana bread
magic ring * - repeat
You haunt a kingdom stalked by a ferocious beast
Change to yellow yarn.
Eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family
Rep Rows 2–5 until piece measures about 32 1/2"
Become a British television quiz show broadcast on ITV
Note: You may need to skip more or fewer sts before each corner,
Lady Featherington tries to browbeat Marina into marriage
With A, ch 116, loosely. Sourdough.
a dog detours the girls for relationship advice
In Puff st pattern
scrambling to solve a baffling murder aboard
4 tr in indicated ch.
a so-called devil goes to hell
in a turbulent world
Skill Level: ?
where people often prove more wicked
Than unfinished business
Adjust hook size if necessary.
And Yennefer accidentally finds a means of escape
Turn inside out so that wrong side is facing.
The universal challenges
(and our safety in numbers)
Make optional pompom and affix to the top.
make a magical new future.
then working out from that circle, ch 59
A confusing new life
Gauge: 18 sts x 9 rows of pattern = 4 inches.
Weave in your ends.
Bel Pye is interested in the everyday art-making that is crucial to surviving hostile times. They try to respond to injustice through small acts of accessible protest, often by adding overtly political details to everyday objects. Bel's practice is fatigue informed and grounded in the queer, mad and chronically ill communities they live in.
@bel_pye on twitter
@chronic_queer on Instagram
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