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Kandy Diamond - CV


2014, Seance, at ‘Prick your Finger’, London

2014, Death by Knitting, at ‘Prick your Finger’, London

2010,  ‘Knit and Destroy goes To the Movies’ Purl Gallery, Manchester


2014, Selected to ehibit at 'Craft Emergency', Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

2013, Collaborative exhibition as Yiiikes! Collective ‘The glowing world’- Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester

2013, Collaborative exhibition as Yiiikes! Collective ‘The glowing world of snotboobs and the severed toe’- Islington Mill, Manchester

2011, Invited to exhibit at ‘Purls by the sea’ group exhibition

2009, Piece used as part of the ‘Activist Afghan’ on exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary

2009, Sugar paper zine exhibited at UK DIY exhibition Turnpike Gallery, Leigh

2008, Selected to exhibit at ‘Winter Warmth’ exhibition, Falkirk

2007, Knitted pumps for 'Pimp my Pump' touring exhibition with Lazy Oaf

2007, Superette knitted picnic show, Superette, London

2006, Final year degree collection exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching shows: Harrogate, Birmingham and London



2013, Knit and Destroy…Gets Handy! – 20 knitting patterns of my design – Cabin Creative

2012, Fox Scarf knitting pattern published in ‘Craftidermy’ book – Cicada

2011, Paintbrish scarf knitting pattern published in ‘State of Craft’ book – Cicada

2009, Craft project featured in Aug/Sept 09 issue of Cooler (snow, surf, life &style) Magazine

2008, 'Knit and Destroy' and 'Sugar paper zine' work featured in NUDE magazine, an internationally acclaimed counter culture magazine

Co-creator of and writer for independently produced craft based magazine ‘Sugar Paper – 20 things to make and do’ distributed via online shops and independent zine distros.- ongoing



2015, 'Death by Knitting' Poster Presentation at In the Loop 4 Conference, Glasgow

2013, Delivered conference paper ‘The Language of Knitting’ at In the Loop 3.5 conference, Shetland

2012, Delivered conference paper ‘The Language of Knitting’ at Text and Textiles conference, Cambridge

2012, Organised and ran a ‘Craft Club’ series of textiles workshops to Year 8 students at Gatley School, Manchester

2010, Organised and co-ran ‘We Can Quilt It’ declaration quilt workshop, Manchester

2009, Invited to sit on the entrepreneur’s panel at The University of Manchester’s business enterprise day ‘09

2007, Ladyfest Manchester fundraising craft workshops



2010, Selected by UK Crafts Council to show at The Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate

2008, Selected as a finalist in Fred Flare’s ‘next big thing’ competition

2006, Selected as a finalist in the knitted textile student awards, work exhibited at The Knitting and Stitching Shows – Harrogate, Birmingham, London

2006, Received the ‘Design Award’ from The University of Manchester

2010 - present

2010 - present

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