Meat Madame Tricot

Madame_Tricot_Butchery_1I was fortunate to visit H&H in Cologne, Germany in March this year.  The world’s biggest trade show for yarn, haberdashery, etc. is predominantly a business-to-business selling show.  However there were some very inspiring artists around, one of whom goes by the nom-de-aiguille (needle in her case, rather than pen) of Madame Tricot.
Following a 40-year career as a psychiatrist in Switzerland she took up knitting full time on retirement and has been creating knitted food works of art ever since.

Her “butchery” installation at H&H attracted a lot of attention, illustrating Madame’s wonderful sense of humour, ambiguous perspective and appreciation for both the kitsch and macabre.  She was warm and interesting to talk to, and very inspiring!


Click here to see more of her work.