Exhibition of ecclesiastical textiles

At some point fairly soon, I’m off to see this exhibition  about Dame Werburg Welch‘s work. It is on until 29th June 2019 in Durham, so if you get there first, let me know what you think…

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When waves collide

Today’s post is another collection of pictures from my trip to the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

This represents most of a room full of woven hangings on the theme When waves collide, hand woven in cotton by Theo Wright.

It shows the different effects that can be gained by varying the colours, and making slight changes in the interpretation, while still creating a coherent collection of work.

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The four riders

Here is an interpretation by Dutch textile artist Flox den Hartog Jager of  the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, using cotton, organza, cotton and silk threadfs, inks and dye.

It is on display at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

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City skins

Here are some more pictures from my visit to the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This time it is Eszter Bornemisza’s City Skins.

From a distance, it looks a bit like a kimono. It is made from newspaper, synthetic organza, silk floss, and plexiglass tubes.

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Ways of portraying landscapes in textiles

It is the last day of the East Yorkshire Embroidery Society’s exhibition Hopes and Dreams in Stitch, which is at Beverley Minster from 10am to 4pm. Today a collection of pictures showing some of the ways landscapes can be interpreted:

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Clive

This is Clive. I saw him on display at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. He was made from of viscose, polyester wadding, plastic pellets and cotton by Daisy Collingridge.

Isn’t it amazing how much detail she has achieved?

I think the eyes are the cleverest part. They have such depth.

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The EYES Rainbow banner

Here is another group project from the East Yorkshire Embroidery Society’s exhibition Hopes and Dreams in Stitch, which is at Beverley Minster from 10am to 4pm every day until 10th May.

Participants were given a square of fabric, and asked to create a small panel in any technique. The results were then strung together into this rainbow panel. Get there quickly, it closes tomorrow:

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Flowers at the EYES exhibition in Beverley

More from the East Yorkshire Embroidery Society’s 2019 exhibition Hopes and Dreams in Stitch, which is at Beverley Minster from 10am to 4pm every day until 10th May. Today a collection of pictures showing some of the ways landscapes can be interpreted:

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Follow the Thread exhibition in Glasgow

If you are in Glasgow before 27th May 2019, this exhibition from the Glasgow University Archives looks good. They have illustrations of Victorian evening gowns, swatches of Edwardian fabrics, and catalogues full of designs fit for a 1920s flapper girl and photographs of mini-skirted models from the swinging 1960s.

The university has an important collection, including the annals of more than 130 Scottish textile businesses such as thread mills, dye works and dress shops: companies which designed, manufactured and traded the fabrics that for 200 years, clothed a substantial part of the world’s population.

And it is on at The Lighthouse, a Charles Rennie Mackintosh building that is always worth a visit when you are in the middle of Glasgow.

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Pot of gold

Here is part 3 of my series of posts from the East Yorkshire Embroidery Society’s 2019 exhibition, Hopes and Dreams in Stitch, which is at Beverley Minster from 10am to 4pm every day until 10th May.

Today’s pictures show the results of the chairman’s challenge, to produce a 3D item on the theme of My pot of gold.

Notice the tea cosy with a rainbow above it.

And the “used” paint brush balanced on the open tin:

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