This is curator Trevor Pitt's latest exhibition of works called WOW - The contemporary art of knit & stitch. What a fabulous exhibition it looks. Too bad it's all the way up the M6 at the Rheged Gallery, Penrith. It looks like Trevor has put together a great selection of artists and designers who have all been inspired by the Wonder of Wool. My kind of thing and I just get so excited when I see work like this.
|Sweater Companion - Celia Pym|
Celia Pym is an artist working with stitch and embroidery. She likes taking old and forgotten items like this moth eaten sweater and breathing new life into it. She says:
|Craft Kills - Freddie Robbins|
|Knitted Homes of Crime - Freddie Robbins|
Here Freddie Robbins has knitted the homes of female killers or the houses where they committed their crimes. A really creepy concept.
|Gin Socks - Deirdre Nelson|
I like the history behind this; the idea that women used their craft skills to survive. Its another matter whether they drank the gin or perhaps were even more enterprising and sold the gin to make a profit. I definitely would have drunk it.