Freddie produces contemporary art works using textile materials and processes. She is renowned for her inventive and provocative use of knitting.
She finds knitting to be a powerful medium for self-expression and communication because of the cultural preconceptions that surround it. Her work explores pertinent contemporary issues of feminism and the human condition, questioning conformity and notions of normality.
Recent works address the hierarchy of materials, the privileging of the ‘hard’ over the ‘soft’.
Freddie lives in the UK, working in Colchester, Essex and London. She studied at Middlesex Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, where she is now Senior Tutor and Reader in Textiles.