The exhibition showcased so many different things from the creation of a wooden bike made with no nuts and bolts to the careful crafting of glass moulds to create facial prosthetics. A six neck guitar, a crocheted bear and a dress made of needles were just a couple more of the creations. There was a really interesting focus on opensource software. Software freely available online to create things such as 3d printers and robotics. The exhibition was curated with a careful balance between crafting for aesthetics and crafting for a particular need. I was hoping to be able to better reference works, or show you pictures, but we were not allowed to take photographs. I have tried searching the V&A website and online but I have struggled to find the details for the exhibits I was looking for.
My favourite piece was a giant knitted afghan rug. It must be so physically challenging to knit a rug that size! Anyway the exhibition is free and on until the 2 January 2012. I highly recommend visiting.