The Orangery, Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent
March-April 2013

-Really delightful weaving.
Fran, Green Street Green, Kent

-A thoughtful exhibition with beautiful work.
Barbara, Eastbourne, East Sussex

-Very excellent work, I love how the designer has incorporated the ideas.               Cameron, Rochester, Kent

-Very beautiful work, so clever.
Jenny, Sevenoaks, Kent

-Brilliant!  Pauline, Sevenoaks, Kent

-V.W.- not a favourite author, but the interpretation of ‘Orlando’ passages is really brilliant!
J.Y., N. London

-Fascinating and intricate, lovely work!
Jackie, UK

-Fabulous & a wonderful setting.
Pam, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

-Lovely strip weaving, colours and reflective of Knole past history. Transcriptions are good to show contemporary form.
Nanette, Otford, Kent

-I liked the ‘Elusive Identity’ the best.
Claire, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

-Beautiful work and very interesting. Thank you Claire: for taking the time to talk about weaving.
Clare, Tonbridge, Kent

-Lovely exhibit, bringing Orlando & Knole to “life”.
Gloria, Seattle, USA

Maria, Vienna, Austria

-Wonderful tapestry work, well worth the visit.
Margaret, Greenwich, London

Education projects

Global Dimensions Conference, March 2013
Hi Claire,
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday. The workshop was so broadly applicable and of huge value to the teachers attending. I was really struck each time I came by the hushed concentration as people took your ideas and ran with them, it was brilliant. You also managed to convey a huge raft of concepts in such a short time and in adversely cold conditions! My head was buzzing with ideas and the simple fact that I suddenly looked at everyday things so differently, thanks to you! When I leave I will take your contact details with me as I would love to bring you in to my new school. Many thanks again and I feel certain that our paths will cross in the future.
Kind regards,
Ed Tourle
Project Coordinator, Global Dimensions, Pestalozzi,Sedlscombe, East Sussex

Hi Claire,
On Wednesday eve I sat down with a basket making book and did the basket. I can see now what my mistake was. After folding the paper it only took 20mins– I wasn’t going to be defeated. I think everyone enjoyed themselves Marilyn made a beautifully embroidered one since. Inspiring and fun workshop using recycled materials using traditional techniques; lots of ideas to make baskets’ in all shapes and sizes-continuing to make baskets at home. Should have been a 2 day course!
Thanks for that,
See you soon,
Jane, Angmering, West Sussex

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Just to say thank you so much for a lovely day on Saturday. I found it so helpful and interesting and feel more confident to have a go at home now and have set myself a task to gather odd bits of material whenever I am out and about! Margaret, Hastings, East Sussex

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