Caroline Backhouse

Wrapped Up
Mixed Wools

Taking inspiration from the handicraft aesthetic, my practice involves employing traditional craft techniques such as wrapping and crotchet, with the intention of achieving unconventional textile installations. Previous work has referenced molecular formulae and organic processes such as decay and decomposition, as well as exploring possibilities of weaving man made industrial materials in with the natural world. Recent work has been inspired by “Yarn Bombing”, or “Graffiti Knitting”; a craze which involves wrapping outdoor structures with colourful displays of knitted or crotched cloth in an attempt to highlight the beauty in our surroundings.

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