Madame Defarge in ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens knitted into her work the names of those to be executed when the revolution began. Although this is fiction, knitting was used as a means of passing on information during the American War of Independence and both World Wars. With a series of knots,Continue reading “Knitted Codes: Jean Kirk”
Looking for inspiration and patterns…… Caroline Hibbs Someone once said to me that looking for inspiration is like wading in mud. My first thought was ‘what a ridiculous thought;’ but after pondering over it I realised …. that is exactly what it is. During this time of Covid 19 it has been difficult to thinkContinue reading
Online Exhibition Caroline Hibbs, Jean Kirk, Kay Swancutt, Marilyn Hall, Monika Brueckner Caroline Hibbs ‘Marks we leave behind’ My work was inspired by the marks we leave behind that perhaps we shouldn’t. Hand stitch, cotton cloth and thread, 100 x 80 cms Look carefully and- See patterns all around you. Beautiful or not Marks areContinue reading “Here : Now”
I have just put away my natural dyeing work for a few winter months. These are some of the colours which resulted from my experiments during the Autumn; I hope this work will be the basis for a new exhibition in 2020. Looking forward to the Spring!!
We have just finished our exhibition in Bedford, thank you to all who visited and made comments. This is a lovely space in which to exhibit and we very much enjoyed being there.
We open our exhibition on Tuesday at the ‘Basement @ Bunyan’ in Bedford, this is a relatively new gallery and we look forward to exhibiting there. Please come to visit if you are around in the area, we would be very pleased to see you and hear your comments on our work.
Quinary will be exhibiting at this gallery in October, this is the first time we have exhibited in the East of England. The Basement @ Bunyan is near to the town centre and can be found in the basement of a working church. We look forward to seeing you there! Jean Kirk
Making marks for new work.
Before and after experiments in rust dyeing of knitted squares. Jean Kirk
Squares knitted with Wensleydale wool and dyed with Ivy and Wattle.