Rosie Grosvenor

Rosie Grosvenor - BA (Hons) Textiles In Practice

Entrap the Tide

My practice as a knitted textile designer is rooted in heritage, with inspiration being pulled from my own ancestry to be articulated into a modern concept. I aim to push the form of knitted textiles through materiality and the manipulation of yarns to create experimental and dynamic outcomes. ‘Entrap the Tide’ was sparked by an initial interest into an Aran jumper my Great Grandma made, which developed into a broader exploration into fishing cultures and the protective nature of nautical textiles. As my project developed, a firm focus on sustainability materialised, sourcing dead-stock yarns and regenerative fibres, allowing my practice to align closer to my artistic ethos and also the traditional way of making.