The Pleasure Patchwork is collaborative project that explores touch and receptivity.  Led by myself a Dance Artist and Sculptor, Katharina Krenkel, the project involves growing a blanket, an interactive soft sculpture made of reversable cocks and invaginated forms. You are invited to take part in this project by crocheting your own piece of the blanket. Through the process of making, we invite you to consider how much it's possible to feel in the doing? We want to cultivate a conversation about what pleasure you know, experience and can imagine. What we yarn* together in conversation and craft we will weave together and eventually exhibit, reflecting a process that we hope might lead to more felt ways of  creating and moving through through the world. 
Our workshops involve guided explorations in movement and touch to cultivate receptivity and a sense of listening through the skin. The skin opens the doorway to feel the whole body and as we experiment in gesturing out to the world we will explore how much we can feel in movement and action. We will teach you also how to crochet and dive into questions and conversations about pleasure. Through writing and sometimes audio recording we will document, and archive our experiences that may feature in our later exhibits.  If you have a group and would like to book a workshop we will do our best to come to you, so please get in touch to arrange:
If you know how to crochet or would like to make your piece of the patchwork at home, we will send you Pleasure Kit in the post. For €30 your pack will include the wool (you can choose from a selection of skin colours), a crochet hook, instruction pattern and your pleasure interview. We ask you to post this back to us when you have completed your part. We also have a number of videos and online resources to support you in the making that you can access on this page or via our instagram.
Thank you!
Drawings and designs by Rosalind Holgate Smith
How to begin to crochet you piece of the pleasure patchwork....
Photography and crochet models by Katharina Krenkel
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