Portrait & Headshot Photographer • Plymouth, New Hampshire

Knitted Together, Part VIII: Toni

This is Part VIII of a personal project called Knitted Together. Toni is, among other things, the mother of three young children. She is also expecting twins in May.  

Knitted Together, Part XIII: Toni
Toni is a pregnant woman who is sitting with her bare feet up, knitting a red bootie for her unborn baby

Knitted Together is a collection of individual digital portrait photographs of people knitting or crocheting different red garments.  Each portrait is printed on canvas and framed. In each portrait, the red yarn goes out of the frame at the bottom, to be displayed as a 3-dimensional work with a single strand of yarn coming from the bottom of the piece, connecting visually to the strand in the photograph.  Each piece of yarn leads to a single large ball of yarn on the floor of the display. 

Collage of portraits from the Knitted Together project

Some red garments are at their beginning or short, some are near the end or long.  One wraps around a person’s neck.  One person holds her garment in front of her body. The garment is riddled with holes. 

The knitted or crocheted piece is a metaphor. These portraits each give the viewer an insight to an important element of a person’s life, hinting at subjects from birthing to caregiving, to sexuality, health, or how they live their lives – muted or bright, perhaps guarded or on display.

Some portraits from Knitted Together, in Maundy Mitchell's studio and on exhibit in Exeter, NH in January 2024

This is a body of work that is meant to grow, with new portraits added periodically. This work is about individuals, humanity, and the idea that we are all connected. Our lives are different, we approach life differently, but exist on earth together.

Knitted Together window display with red ball of yarn

You can see more about this project and where it will be on exhibited, HERE.