Jean Oberlander is a London based knitted textiles designer and student at the Royal College of Art. Her work centres around themes of memory and tactility in the context of nostalgia, and aims to utilise both the hand the machine through traditional and modern uses of the knit stitch. 

She is interested in the inherent juxtapositions within knit and how it is simultaneously old and new, traditional and innovative. By amalgamating the old and the new, it showcases the versatility of the knit stitch and plays with the interactions knit has with space and the body. Mark making and collage turn into knit and vice versa, both feeding into each other to create knitted pieces and knitwear that both inhibit and detract from the stigmas that surround the loop.

Based: London 
Email: jean.oberlander@gmail.com

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