Summer Short Course: Knitting: Making & Materiality
Saturday 6 & Saturday 13 August, 10.30am – 4.30pm
During this two day course participants will explore unconventional knitting techniques as a form of self-expression and communication. Considering the human condition, we will experiment with unusual tools, processes and materials to subvert traditional modes of making and craft. We will respond to Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu and to the current practice of the tutor.
No previous experience, skill or knowledge is required.
• Week one: Practical work will focus on experimentation, through hand processes and material, to construct fabric and forms.
• Week two: Development and extension of fabrics and forms explored in week one with other materials to produce experimental works.
Freddie Robins is a Senior Tutor in Knitted Textiles and Reader in Textiles at the School of Material at the Royal College of Art. Freddie uses knitting to explore pertinent contemporary issues of the domestic, gender and the human condition, more recently exploring and expressing intimate feelings of sadness, fear and loss. Her work is internationally renowned; her practice crosses the boundaries of art, design and craft. Read more.
Concessionary fees are available to attendees who are in receipt of housing and council tax benefits, income support, job seekers allowance or a state pension; full time students with NUS cards or those who are registered disabled.
Please bring evidence of your concessionary status and show it to the Bookshop staff on the first day of your course.
Please note that bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.