TINY KNOTS by Amy McPherson
148 x 148mm, 16 pages, Risograph printing, Saddle stitched, Softcover, 2024
I was commissioned by Out of The Blueprint, a risograph print studio based in Leith, to make a two colour risograph zine. Made using printmaking and collage, this zine is about struggling with mental health, and the solace found in a hobby.
Influenced by my own mental health, I found parallels between this and my favourite pastime of crochet. I created a narrative from automatic writing prompted by my thoughts on these parallels, before crocheting samples using stitches which resonated with my writing. I then made collagraph prints with the samples, which I made into collages.
I aimed to bring the tactility of crochet in to print, to mirror the comfort and joy I feel when crocheting. This is a heartfelt tribute to crochet and the positive effects it has on my mindset.