At it’s current stage of development, the work titled as “Supported Fitting’s” is a series of hand knitted garments that can be worn to limit movement, to enhance the senses and overall provide the audience a representation of a differently abled adult that I have supported.
Each garment is hand knitted in a range of different materials chosen by the people I support, all with different interests ranging from colour, texture to aesthetic. The materials range from yarn to shoelaces and even fishing wire, all demonstrating their different sensorial preferences.
The outcomes produced once knitted all had their own individual qualities; some with mis-shaped body parts, some with unlikely knit patterns and colour palettes, and almost all contained unpredictable changes. And yet all were still functional as wearable clothing.