Shantung silk – digital pattern repeat
I will be exhibiting at the Designer Craftsmen at the Mall Gallery London 2014
Ottoman inspired textiles – drawings for digital print
It is some time since I last posted an article however I am back and, embarking on a new business designing and making kaftans, I will be continuing my research of Ottoman textiles and the history of the Ottoman Empire.
I had a wonderful morning at the Clothworkers Centre, London studying two beautiful Ottoman Entaris.
The first was a striped Lampas silk beautifully embroidered in chain stitch with a floral motif.
Entari 1900. Museum number: T.96 to B – 1954
Front detail – scalloped edges. Chain stitch embroidered floral pattern
Stitch detail and lining
Edging detail and stitching
I have made plenty of notes and measured sketches and will post these once I have redrawn and finished them.
Prism Exhibition 2013
Mall Galleries, London
Liminal – crossing the threshold
I am rather late posting my response to this exhibition – life happens.
The exhibition was one of the best I think – so many excellent and diverse textiles in response the subject ‘Liminal’ – that space between the conscious, the seen, and the borders of reality.
Prism 2013 exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
‘LIMINAL’ – crossing the threshold
28th May – 1st June 2013
There are over 50 textile artists exhibiting and it will be a wonderful collection. Entry is free and we look forward to seeing everyone!
I am exhibiting three pieces of textile art in response to the theme: ‘Liminal’ – crossing the threshold.
‘Haphazard, misshapen branches from fallen trees pepper the route of my morning walks. I am always intrigued by the ambiguity of their forms – some gnarled and twisted, others smooth and elegant. It is the essence of creatures that lurk between the dead wood and my imagination that informs my felted and embroidered sculptures’.
The Contemporary Textile Fair 2013 was held at the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington – March 8th -10th 2013
This was the first time I had exhibited at the Fair and I had a really enjoyable weekend. The Landmark Arts Centre building is a large Gothic style church with high vaulted ceilings and some beautiful stained glass windows. Despite its lofty ceilings the space was warm and inviting and the exhibitor stands were set out in well-lit booths.
- and these are some of my favourite textiles of the Fair:
The Designer Craftsmen exhibition ‘Everyday Encounters’ has been very successful and we have had some great reviews!
The Williams Morris museum has just undergone a major renovation and the galleries are beautiful. There is something for everyone!
‘Everyday Encounters’ ends on 3rd February 2013.