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Sensing Culture – the Mark of the Maker

The ‘Sensing Culture – The Mark of the Maker’ exhibition is still on show in the Front Room Gallery at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury, Kent, England. To quote the  publicity it is “A stunning exhibition by people with sight loss, created in workshops led by artists Wendy Daws and Claire Buckley […]

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Sensing Culture – working with the Guide Dogs

As someone who does not have a dog and has no real experience of dogs; it has been an eye-opening experience for me to be working with the guide dogs who accompany some of the participants in the Sensing Culture project I am delivering with the Cathedral and The Beaney in Canterbury. The work is […]

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Canterbury, Kent – Sensing Culture through textiles

  In my last post I talked about the background to the planning of the textile workshops I am leading for the Sensing Culture project with Canterbury Cathedral and The Beaney- House of Art & Knowledge. To book the workshop places please see these links http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/news/ http://canterburymuseums.co.uk/whats-on/categories/workshop-events/ The textile workshops are for  Visually Impaired People […]

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Sensing Culture -RNIB/HLF project – Canterbury, Kent

I have been busy this year working towards the Sensing Culture Project at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, and Canterbury Cathedral. The project involves working with visually impaired people (VIP’s) to explore the collections and spaces in order to make textiles that will be part of an exhibition at The Beaney Front Room […]

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Weaving a ‘W’- Red Letter

I have just finished weaving a letter ‘W’. It is not quiet as straight forward as it sounds. The sett is very important as is the decision about the number of threads to use in the weft. The weave direction is important in order to keep the sheds correct across the weaving and the whole […]

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only 2 places left!

I only have 2 places left for the Eccentric tapestry weaving workshop. Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th July 2015 Stade Hall, The Stade, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3FJ 10am -4.30pm Come and learn the evocative eccentric technique of tapestry weaving where the surface changes and undulates across the weaving. Taking inspiration from the wonderful location […]

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World collections- Bexhill Museum

Last month I lead a course looking at the World Collections at Bexhill Museum, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. The group used the collection to inspire their embroidered book jackets. The displays re part of the Uniques project which aims at uncovering Ethnography in Kent and Sussex. www.uniquesproject.org.uk Here are the results of the 5 week Embroidery course-

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Love is enough- collaborative tapestry factory

I have now completed the 4 day tapestry weaving residency at Modern Art Oxford on the factory floor as part of  Love is Enough William Morris & Andy Warhol. I was demonstrating and giving the visitors the opportunity to  contribute to a tapestry in a ‘factory’ setting.  Tapestry weaving is an ancient method of making […]

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Eccentric Tapestry Weaving, The Stade, Hastings, Sussex

Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th July 2015 Stade Hall, The Stade, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3FJ 10am -4.30pm Come and learn the evocative eccentric technique of tapestry weaving where the surface changes and undulates across the weaving. Taking inspiration from the wonderful location in Hastings Old Town beside the English Channel; beginners and those with […]

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Fresh Air 15 Sculpture – 3D tapestry weaving weekend

I am really excited to be part of  Fresh Air 15  Quenington Old Rectory, Gloucestershire Sunday 14th June to Sunday 5th July 2015. I am showing 3D tapestry weaving work and leading a workshop. 3-D WEAVING WORKSHOP – 27th and 28th June – £115  including materials For more information about the tapestry workshop and to […]

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