Article: Weaving a Future

The Vision Weave Project (Moon Rain Centre, 2019) co-directed by Thoma and Gabby Ewen. Photo © Thoma Ewen
 
Thoma shares with us her concerns of, on the one hand, an ageing population of artists and, on the other hand, the lack of making and creativity in schools today. The same concerns that Lesley Butterworth expressed in her recent article ‘An idea whose time has come’. (Butterworth, L. March 2020. Tapestry Weaver issue 27, p. 22).
 
 
The weaving continues on The Vision Weave Project (Moon Rain Centre, 2019) co-directed by Thoma and Gabby Ewen. Photo © Thoma Ewen.

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Article : Triumph of Light over Darkness

MichaelCrompton-Triumph of light over darkness

Triumph of Light Over Darkness
© Michael Crompton


Light and dark when combined create a multitude of shades, tones, and a myriad of variations. Not always do we see total single light or total single darkness, this is particularly so with light pollution at night when the wonders of the Milky Way are indistinct and often invisible. In the natural world light and dark are continually changing, morphing from and through a vast range of tones and hues.

The cyclonic nature of our weather and its effects . . .
 
 
 
 
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EXHIBITION : WINDOW ON WEAVING

Window on Weaving-poster (c) BTG-SE
15th April – 2nd May 2020
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Haslemere Educational Museum
78 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA

The exhibition is organised by BTG SE, and the BTG London Group have been invited to participate. The work exhibited is an expression, both of the diversity of the weavers who created the pieces on display, as well as demonstrating the vast potential of the techniques involved. One of the key factors in bringing the group together has been the nurturing of confidence alongside developing the skills of weaving, and the work on display illustrates confidence and skills in abundance. The exhibition title was chosen to leave maximum scope for interpretation by individual weavers. Only a maximum size was specified

View a short video: Sarah McLean and Claire Buckley introduce some of the tapestries on show

Directions: http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/visit/findus.html

For more information contact Mike Wallace at: mikewallaceuk@yahoo.co.uk

Article: BTG Tapestries at Vyne House

Lorna Goldsmith

A Vyne Soho tapestry. Image courtesy of The Vyne, National Trust, © National Trust Images/Daniel Lewis

A Vyne Soho tapestry. Image courtesy of The Vyne, National Trust, © National Trust Images/Daniel Lewis


The Vyne, a National Trust house in Hampshire, holds an important historical tapestry collection. Several years ago, the tapestries were damaged while the house was being renovated. They were removed for conservation and the tapestry room was cleared of furniture leaving the room free for a display.

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