Threads, Heads & Tails: Talk with Professor Freddie Robins and writer Julia Blackburn

Sunday 24th September 2023

3 pm – 4 pm

The Market Hall, High St, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF


In Conversation at The Art Station presents: A fascinating talk between Professor Freddie Robins, artist and Senior Tutor in Knitted Textiles at Royal College of Art, and writer Julia Blackburn, about our current exhibition Head & Tails, and Julia’s book Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske.

Threads, tells the story of a Norfolk fisherman who embroidered images of the sea and boats on the sea after he became too ill to go to sea himself and eventually too ill to leave his bed.

About John Craske

Link to Freddie Robin’s website

Link to Julia Blackburn’s website

Heads & Tails by Abigail Lane, exhibition open at The Art Station between 2 pm – 6 pm, If you would like to see the show before or after the talk.

*if you are on a lower income but would like to attend please get in touch with us – [email protected].

Image top: Book cover ‘Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske,’ by Julia Blackburn Bottom:

Supernatural, 2023, by Abigail Lane, photo by Douglas Atfield.






Book here