RESEARCH POINT – Freddie Robbins

FREDDIE ROBINS

I remember this artist being featured on Grand Designs with her artist husband and I was intrigued by her work then but also with the interesting but vast and obsessive collection of oddities in their home.

freddie-robins

Above – “Styllou” – 2002 one of the tea cosies, conservative on first appearance but is actually part of a series called Knitted Homes of Crime which explores the crimes committed by women in their homes.

Freddie Robbins considers herself as the anarchic knitter, one who deals with issues as opposed to fashion or function inspired and motivated by women’s work and feminism, taxidermy, fear, childhood and family, the human body, crime and murder, the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, word and number games, religion, strange phenomena and sleeping amongst many other sources of influence. Technically her work has been described as perfect and within her practice she strives to combat the imperfections and failings of the material world choosing knit as her medium to embody the values of good craftsmanship therefore blurring the boundaries between art and craft.

Fine Art Textiles by Freddie Robbins – “Anyway”  3m square piece made up of 27 interconnecting green woolen jumpers

Fine Art Textiles by Freddie Robbins – “Anyway” 3m square piece made up of 27 interconnecting green woolen jumpers

Ref – http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/i/interview-freddie-robins-textile-artist/

Ref – http://freddierobins.com/about.php

Ref – http://cast-on.com/04/features/the-knitted-art-of-freddie-robins/

 

 

 

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