The Knitting Salon

An installation by Trevor Pitt and Kate Pemberton


Artworks-mk, Milton Keynes

19 July to 21 August 2010

The Knitting Salon is a project by Trevor Pitt that promotes the sharing of knitting skills via the use of a peripatetic salon designed with Kate Pemberton.


For Artworks-mk, Pitt and Pemberton recreate The Knitting Salon project as an intriguing installation that resembles a suburban hairdressers. Visitors can knit and chat on the 5 Salon Benches that have been collaboratively knitted and felted by groups throughout the UK using locally sourced wool.


The Knitting Salon will feature:

Salon Bench Northampton, led by Abi Jackson

Salon Bench Roving Devon, led by Carolyn Morton

Salon Bench Milton Keynes, led by Tracey Clarke

Salon Bench Knowle West &

Salon Bench Birmingham, led by Trevor Pitt


One-to-one appointments

During the exhibition visitors can book 1-2-1 sessions with experienced knitters and crafters on 24 & 31 July and 7 &14 August via Artworks MK office on 01908 608108


The Knitting Salon at Midsummer Place

Saturday 17 July

11am – 4pm

The Knitting Salon will be relocated to Midsummer Place for a public event. Local knitters will be on hand to share their knitting and crafting skills.


The design and construction of The Knitting Salon was produced in association with Craftspace.