"We're All Friends Here," a machine-knit street art installation by Sam Meech with Marilène Gaudet

"We're All Friends Here," a machine-knit street art installation by Sam Meech with Marilène Gaudet

As part of Montreal’s Common Space? project this past October, “We’re All Friends Here” was a collaboration between video / machine-knittng artist Sam Meech (United Kingdom) and yarnbomber Marilène Gaudet (Canada).


Sam Meech presents a series of works reflecting the experiences of downtown Montrealers and casts a critical eye on the role of the arts in a changing urban environment. Through interviews and a visual search of the Quartier des Spectacles, he records and creatively reimagines the ideas, experiences and iconography of those who live there, in the form of traditional jacquard knits. – Quartier Des Spectacles Montreal

All photos courtesy of art_inthecity via Creative Commons licensing.


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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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