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'Hosiery Abstracts' by Katie Schwab

'Hosiery Abstracts': A new visual art exhibition by Katie Schwab
Part of 'Archive Fever', our programme for 2022

About Katie Schwab
Katie Schwab is a maker who works with installation, textiles, print and video to explore histories of craft, design and education. Her interests focus on domestic spaces, civic architecture and play environments. Katie's projects are often hands-on, combining community workshops, oral history interviews, archive visits and skills-sharing. Katie lives and works in London.

About 'Archive Fever'
'Hosiery Abstracts' is the final exhibition in the 'Archive Fever' programme, a project about collecting and collections hosted by Modern Painters, New Decorators, funded by Arts Council England and produced in partnership with Leicestershire Museums Collection. Artists Joanne Masding, Jagjit Kaur, Dan Cowlam, and Katie Schwab have made new artwork in response to the historical items held in the Leicestershire Museums Collection.

About 'Hosiery Abstracts'
For this project, Katie immersed herself in local histories of machine knitting, visiting the Leicestershire Collection, Charnwood Museum and the Framework Knitters Museum. Katie examined knitted samples, garments and technical drawings to learn more about the wool trade, hosiery production and the knitting industry. Katie also attended a machine knitting course, learning techniques that have inspired new knitted artworks and a wall-based work. Katie has a family connection to the Leicestershire textiles industry. Her German Jewish great-grandfather emigrated to Leicester during WWII, where he worked for Midland Hosiery Mills Ltd, a present-day sock manufacturer.
17 September – 5 November 2022, 1pm-5pm Thu-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat
Opening Night: 5:30pm-7:30pm, 16 September 2022
Modern Painters, New Decorators, Loughborough, LE11 3XA
Modern Painters, New Decorators Carillon Court Shopping Centre, Leicestershire LE11 3XA
Sat 17 Sep to Sat 5 November
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