Feminist Knitting with Rosina Godwin

Feminist Knitting with Rosina Godwin

Inspired by the body, explore using simple knitting techniques to create tubes, slits, holes, and other experimental pieces!

Suitable for all abilities, there will be demonstrations (flat and 3D knitting, crochet and embroidery), worksheets and samples to encourage further exploration.

Rosina’s work subverts the nurturing associations of textiles to challenge the hierarchy of the arts, using a medium associated with women’s work, and consequently considered low art or craft.

She initially studied City & Guilds Embroidery, before gaining a First Class BA Hons degree in Fine Art. She has exhibited at Nasty Women UK (Stour Space, London), The Great Divide (OVADA Gallery, Oxford), Stuffed (K6 Gallery, Southampton), and Art Number 23’s Metamorphosis show in Slovakia. Gender issues are a key interest in her work; Rosina recently delivered a conference paper entitled Freudian Knits and Body Bits, at In the Loop at 10, Winchester School of Art.

Rosina believes arts education should be accessible to all, and recently ran a series of experimental knitting sessions (Theatre Delicatessen, London). Current projects include Touchy Textiles with EK Gerdin-Miosga (Antiuniversity Now 2019), an exhibition and workshop exploring the power of touch, and its ability to evoke past memories and improve mental health.