Serebryakov’s “Ball of Wool” was a thrilling example of an early effort to animate needlework. The magical knitted environment so affectionately created was unravelled by uncontrolled exploitation of its special resource: it’s paschal “ball of wool”.
The second feature in this miniature animation festival also concerns environment and its loss, but with a distinctly modern twist. “Don’t Let it All Unravel” by Sarah Cox, was recently presented at the Encounters Film Festival (Bristol, England):
This one really makes clear how powerfully fiber can speak to us.