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Pair of gloves

Pair of gloves

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1997 (designed)
    early 2000s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Freddie Robins (designer)
    Jean Arkell (knitter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    knitted wool and mohair

  • Museum number:

    T.138:1&2-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Freddie Robins studied at the Royal College of Art. After some years in the commercial clothing industry, in 1998 she set up her own workshop with help from the Crafts Council. Her work explores ideas beyond the expected scope of clothing by using the sensible practicality of knitting to create pieces that are unwearable. These gloves are from her ongoing Odd Gloves series and allude to characters in the Struwwelpeter story by Heinrich Hoffman. Conrad ignored warnings not to suck his thumbs, and as a result the Scissor Man came and chopped them off.

Physical description

Pair of light purple gloves with fingers, but no thumb on one, vestigal thumb on the other with red mohair "bloody stump" effect

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1997 (designed)
early 2000s (made)

Artist/maker

Freddie Robins (designer)
Jean Arkell (knitter)

Materials and Techniques

knitted wool and mohair

Descriptive line

Freddie Robins. Pair of lavender gloves with fingers, but no thumb on one, vestigal thumb on the other with red mohair "bloody stump" effect. Designed 1997, made early 2000s.

Materials

Wool yarn; Mohair

Techniques

Knitting

Categories

Knitting; Artists' multiples; Textiles; Clothing

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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