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  • Braids and Ribbons, Susie Freeman, 1981. Photo: Heini Schneebeli


Exploring Knit at Cartwright Hall in Bradford

With a strong history of wool, Bradford is the perfect place to investigate how the process of knitting has developed and inspired artists over the decades. 

Knit is explored in all its guises through themes of materials, designs and technologies with exhibits displayed throughout Cartwright Hall alongside its own fine art and international craft collection. Works loaned from the Crafts Council Collection – including Carol McNicoll's Knitted Bowl, Freddie Robins's subversive Hand of Good, Hand of God, Hikaru Noguchi's Shaggy Bag, pieces from jewellery pioneer Susanna Heron's 1981 Wearable series and Yoko Izawa's elegant and fluid knitted jewellery – will sit beside work by makers who have recently been through the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme.

There will also be a chance to hear directly from Rose Sharp Jones, one of the exhibiting makers, who will give a lunchtime talk with the Crafts Council's Nicola Farrington on 22 March (open to all but booking required).

Knit is at Cartwright Hall from 25 February to 23 August 2015.

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