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Peter

Pair of Gloves
1997-1999 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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. Peter never washed or cut his hair or nails.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Glove
  • Glove
Materials and Techniques
machine knitted brown and beige wool
Brief Description
Pair of brown and beige machine knitted gloves with extremely long fingers and thumbs
Physical Description
Beige machine knitted gloves with elongated fingers and thumbs in dark brown.
Dimensions
  • Approx. length: 35cm
  • Approx. width: 9cm
Production typeUnique
Gallery Label
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. Peter never washed or cut his hair or nails.(2002)
Production
Attribution note: Inspired by the Struwwelpeter story by Henrich Hoffmann - Peter never washed or cut his hands or nails.

Reason For Production: Exhibition
Summary
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. Peter never washed or cut his hair or nails.
Collection
Accession Number
T.620:1&2-1999

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record createdDecember 4, 2000
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