Thursday, September 9, 2010

Opening October 7th at gallery hanahou -Greetings from Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec!

Greetings from Mochimochi
a weird world of fun and chaos hand-knitted by Anna Hrachovec

Craft artist Anna Hrachovec will unveil a hand-knitted installation made out of 200 balls of yarn (supplied by Cascade Yarns) and more than a million stitches. 

October 7 - 29, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, October 7, 7-9 p.m. - RSVP

gallery hanahou 
611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC 

In her first solo show, craft artist Anna Hrachovec stretches the possibilities of knitting as a medium to create an expansive and wacky landscape installation. Crash-landed aliens, rat-infested skyscrapers, giant ants, and everything else that comprises the 8-foot installation is entirely hand-knitted by the artist, who used 200 balls of yarn and more than a million stitches to make it all come to life. And just for fun, the piece includes a working model train  - converted into a silly knitted monster, of course! 

Some of the elements in the piece are based on designs in Anna's 2010 book of knitted toy patterns, Knitting Mochimochi.

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About Anna Hrachovec

Anna divides her time between designing the patterns that she shares with an enthusiastic crafting community and creating more complex one-off knitted pieces for exhibition. 

Relying as much on experimentation as on traditional crafting techniques, Anna is always looking for ways to stretch the knitting medium into new territories. Anna’s one-of-a-kind knitted toys have been shown at galleries around the US and in Tokyo. "Greetings from Mochimochi" will be her first solo show. 

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