Showing posts with label movies and videos about knitting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label movies and videos about knitting. Show all posts

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Professor Balthazar and Knitting Pretty: An Animated Short


"They couldn't understand why the sweater had eight arms when they were sure they hadn't knitted more than two sleeves each."






Today's post features a charming animated short called "Professor Balthazar and Knitting Pretty", a cartoon about a pair of avid knitters named Aunt Matilda and Aunt Clothilda, and what happens when their knitting projects go awry.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Rocket: A Video



In Rocket, a stop animation video short made by ChunkiChilli, a rabbit astronaut takes a leap for bunnykind by voyaging into space.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Knit One



Knit One, written by Claire d'Este and directed by Clare Gray in 2012, is a delightfully offbeat little short in which the newly widowed Sadie’s grief-fuelled knitting obsession transforms her environment and helps her forge a new connection.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Baby You're a Knitter



Stephen West demonstrates that he's the knitting scene's Weird Al Yankovic with his performance in this video.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The History of Guerrilla Knitting: A Video


At the 24th Chaos Communication Congress that took place in Berlin, Germany in 2007, one of the speakers was Rose White, who gave a presentation on the history of guerrilla knitting. I've hesitated to post this video because White isn't the best speaker, and she gets some of her facts wrong (i.e., she claims knitting did not exist before the Renaissance, when knitting is currently believed to date from at least 800 A.D.), but she does have some interesting insights on the evolution of knitting from what she calls "proprietary knitting" to the kind of subversive and democratized knitting common today, and I found the video well worth a listen.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Pretty Crabby: An Animated Video



Check out this animated video for "Pretty Crabby", a song from the album Rise and Shine! from Caspar Babypants, aka children's music artist Chris Ballew. The video was directed by Charlotte Blacker, and it's a great and unexpected pleasure to watch a crocheted crab go to town on its guitar.

Monday, 24 August 2015

This is Why We Knit: A Video



Very Pink Knits asks knitters of all nationalities and ages why they knit. The answers range from the funny to the pragmatic to the moving.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Eight Leg Reunion: An animated short



In Eight Leg Reunion, an animated short from KnitBits, the helpless body of an octopus gets its legs and joyfully submerges itself below the waves for the first time.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Skein of Thought with Mochimochi Land



In this video, Anna Hrachovec shares some of her thoughts and techniques she uses to employ her designs in photography and animation.






This video is a supercut of the charming Mochimochiland.com animated GIFs made in 2012 by Anna Hrachovec.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

An Interview With Kaffe Fassett



In this 35 minute interview, Kaffe Fassett talks about how he became a knitwear designer in the 1960s and muses about the appeal of knitting.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Mrs. Wilson's Knitting Circle



In a presentation called "Mrs. Wilson's Knitting Circle" that was recorded on February 7, 2014 in the J.C. Nichols Auditorium at the American National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, the Museum's Curator of Education, Lora Vogt, and its Registrar, Stacy Peterson, introduce World War I-era knitting patterns and discuss the history of the National World War I Museum and knitting during World War I.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Story of the Coast Salish Sweaters



Cowichan sweaters are an iconic knitwear design and a symbol of the Canadian West coast, combining as they do the ancient wool-working traditions of the Coast Salish people and the knitting techniques of English and Scottish settlers. The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters is the story of the people who make Cowichan sweaters, which is also, sadly, the story of cultural subordination and exploitation.

Monday, 18 May 2015

One String



In this video, created by Joe Penna, AKA YouTube user MysteryGuitarMan, gives us a narrative brought to life by a single skein of yarn that has been rearranged 703 times. According to this CNet article, it "took just under three weeks of work to create the minute-and-a-half-long animation, with two to five people working on it 10 hours a day" to create this video.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Ready Set Loop



In this stop-motion music video, "Ready Set Loop", directed by Liz Hilder, and shot by Jon O'Shea, we see what happens after a knitter makes a few knitted mice and leaves the room. You may want to cover your cat's eyes before you watch this.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Easter Egg Socks



This video, from YouTube user Kris Krafter, demonstrates how she dyes yarn for sock knitting by knitting tubes on her hat knitting machine, colours them using Easter egg dye, plastic wrap, a microwave and salad spinner, winds them back into yarn balls, and then finally knits up the yarn again on her sock knitting machine, and all to a lively salsa beat. It's fun to see how the dyed yarn knits up, and the resulting socks might just make for interesting Easter egg hunt finds.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Knit One/Purl The Other



"Knit One/Purl The Other" was one of the plays featured at the 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Unfortunately it's too late for us to see the production, but the promo of it does give us a sense of what a nail-biting, stitch-dropping production it must have been.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Cage Knitting!



The Assisted Living Sports Network brings you the trailer for Cage Knitting 4: The Cast Off, featuring knitters Betty Hegarty and Barbara Sandwich, both of whom look like knitters to beat. And only one will walk out of the cage with a new pair of slippers.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Thinking of the Moon



Thinking of the Moon, a "silent muffler" knitting animation by Miho Yata, with piano accompaniment by Mie Yanashita, tells us the story of the thief who wishes for the moon, and finally gets it through the magic of yarn. You may be interested in checking out the other silent muffer videos I've posted previously: Film Muffler and Cherish Garden.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Flight of the Snowman



Here's a stop animation video about a snowman ornament who decides he's going to go find another Christmas tree to hang out on.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Flags Xmas Story



In this video, made by YouTube user Yatamimation as an advertisement for a clothing business in Tokyo, when the young couple plan what to get each other for Christmas, they think in terms of crocheting and knitting. Hope you enjoy seeing what they decided to give one another.