"It all began in 2005 when I was sitting at my desk at my clothing boutique in Texas, looking at this steel and glass facade across the road that was really grey and hard. And I thought, 'That would look so much nicer wrapped in a bit of colourful knitting."'
Sayeg started by covering the store's doorknob, and then the signpost outside the shop. "It certainly put a smile on my face, but what amazed me was the reaction of other people: they just went insane, stopping and touching it and photographing it. So then I did it to every stop sign in the neighbourhood."
Here's the yarn … Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta Please, and some of their work, including a sculpture in Paris and a bus in Mexico City.
how exciting I can't wait to see what she does in Sydney!
Just flew back from melbourne last night. I had a great time at all my usual haunts with my sister chloe. french apple cider for lunch at Von Haus... no photo evidence sorry..
planning sewing lessons and new prints at mixed business
Chloe with a sashimi bento box at her favorite Japanese off Bourke Street.
me at Monsier Truffle drinking well eating the best hot chocolate I ever had!
Gertrude street "winter".
ride and swim at fitzroy olympic Pool then coffee at Seven Seeds the new coffee house with a bike wall to hang our bikes! Amazing coffee, they roast themselves.
how gorgeous is the woman who works there! photo from seven seeds blog.
Back in Sydney in the sunshine today. Missing Chloe and melbourne. But energised with some new print ideas, shop display thoughts, vintage inspiration a few new vintage knitwear to sell at the next market for the Men.