Commissions

Plarchie the Knitted Squid - made for London's Natural History Museum

If you'd like Knit the City to come and make some woolly mischief for you, we do consider commission work. We've made crafty street art for some rather fabulous folks in the past.

In our commission work, we take your ideas, entangle them with our own, and finish them off with a Knit the City crafty twist. Each handmade, fibre or craft-based art installation is totally unique and installed by us on site.

We can pretty much yarnstorm anything at all, from fabricated computer worlds, to chat shows, to 200 years of history, to Brian Blessed's beard.

Drop us an email or use our Contact Us page to tell us what kind of crafty art or sneaky stitching you are looking for.

If we like you and your idea it could be the start of a beautiful yarn-covered friendship.

In the past we have worked with some fabulous folks and made some wondrous woolly art installations. From grand plans for humongous companies hankering for some handmade, to purly private commissions for everyone from beaming Beryl from Basildon to shiny stitch-hungry celebs.

Here are a few of them:

Blooming Brixton - made for Toyota's #positivepower campaign

Toyota (with Saatchi and Saatchi)

Nintendo

Tate Britain

British Telecom (NSPCC BT ArtBox project)

John Smedley Designer Knitwear

Prince Charles' Campaign for Wool

Natural History Museum

Science Museum

Lomography

BBC (Breakfast News, The One Show)

ITV (This Morning)

Emma Kennedy (The Killing Handbook)

Lab Binaer (German multimedia art association)

Punchdrunk Theatre Company

Each custom design, handmade art installation is completely different and unique.

Prices depend on what you want us to create, and how much time we have to create it in.

The more information you can give us, the easier it will be for us to work out costs. Fear not though, we're happy to give you as much guidance as we can to help you along the way.

How long does a commission take?

This is a bit like asking how long a piece of string is. Each commission is different so it all depends.

Most commissions take a minimum of a few weeks, which includes designing, making and installing.

How much notice do you need?

Due to the high number of requests we get we usually require at least a month's notice. Shorter notice time is negotiable if you require an urgent commission, providing we have time to do the work.

Can I see examples of your work?

We're happy to show you work we've done in the past. You are also welcome to browse through this website to wander through our work yourself. A good place to begin is our Graffiti Yarnstorms page.

Do you work outside the UK?

Knit the City have created art installations in Europe and the US. We're happy to bring our woolly art anywhere.

How do I contact you?

The best way to contact us is via email or our Contact Us page.