Visible Mending

Published on February 26, 2024
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Emotional repair through wool.

Visible Mending reclaims the role knitting plays in many peoples’ lives; helping them face adversity, calm anxiety, and make crucial social connections. A group of knitted objects tell stories about how they have used knitting to mend themselves, even if the repair was temporary.

Animated documentary director Sam Moore (An Eyeful of Sound, Bloomers) was awarded a commission from the BFI Short Form Animation Fund to make Visible Mending, about love, death, and knitting, produced by Tilley Bancroft through MediaActive Projects. Executive producers are Sue Gainsborough (MediaActive Projects) and Abigail Addison (Animate Projects).

The film is made using stop motion animation at Second Home Studios in Birmingham. The interviewees are all represented by a knitted or crocheted object of their choice, and their collaboration in representation is a vital part of the film.

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