Dawn Rudman and Gareth Bates did an amazing job coordinating the World of Threads Festival. Their website http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com gives full coverage of all the exhibitions and access to a fascinating archive of Fibre Artist Interviews that they have been compiling for nearly two years.
Besides our degree show of course, my favourite exhibition from the World of Threads Festival was the Quiet Zone at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville. Catherine Dormer and Judy Martin both had work in this show. I was also very taken with the figure seen in a gallery ofContinue reading “Val Cross”
Here are some images of the ‘Continuum’ exhibition in Canada and some more to make you smile! Please click on the images for the captions.
We made it!! An exhibition in a public building in Oakville Toronto. What an achievement. I have found the entire experience extremely worthwhile. So much to learn about staging exhibitions. It was a remarkable feeling to put your treasured pieces on display in a public building and walk away and leave them. It takes the workContinue reading “Marilyn Hall”
Here are some images of new work this November. I am still making the connection between language, mark and stitch yet have made a huge leap in this work away from the tightness of pattern darning. For me, the pattern darning was a direct association with the written word in that I used the lengthContinue reading “Denise Jones”
Our graduate show under the name Continuum, has been installed in Oakville Town Hall, on the outskirts of Toronto, as part of the World of Threads Festival.
Needing to stitch, I took a look at my pin board for a trigger. Colour – postcards and sari ribbon, remind me of the colour of autumn outside, my favourite season. Stunning countryside everywhere you look. It is so transient though, a strong autumn wind and it will be gone. I took some of theContinue reading “Marilyn Hall”
My first post – this will be a challenge! Here are my new corsetry sculptures. I have reworked the originals ready for exhibition at the ‘World of Threads Festival’ in Oakville, Toronto next week. In their original form they were too large for the allocated space and would have proved challenging to transport. Interesting spacingContinue reading “Marilyn Hall”
Denise Marilyn and I (Jean) visited the ‘Framing Space’ Exhibition at ‘Artworks MK’. Sue Mclaggan, Carol Quarini, Gail Baxter and Beth Walsh are textile designers, whose group name is ‘Liminal’; their practice has developed from hand-made lace. This is an interesting and challenging exhibition, which seeks to engage the public with a selection of origianlContinue reading “From Jean Kirk”
Have begun deconstructing some found fabric – a patchwork cushion cover washed up on Bovisand beach.