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.
Read the article at: Article: Weaving a Future
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 . . .
Read the whole article: Triumph of Light over Darkness by Michael Crompton
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
For more information contact Mike Wallace at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Read more: VyneHouseProject
generous and patient in
her sharing (1930 – 2018)
Libby Sheen, Forest Row, Sussex
I was fortunate, along with members of
the East Sussex Guild of Weavers,
Spinners and Dyers, to attend three
of Bobbie’s tapestry weaving courses
in the lovely village of Peter Tavy
on the edge of Dartmoor.
Read the article at: An Appreciation of Bobbie Cox
Jill Davies Flow (c) Ken Lonseth
7–23 May, 2020 Arkwright Mills, Cromford, DE4 3RQ
3–30 October, 2020 Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, TS10 5NW
Scottish Maritime Museum
Saturday 14th Dec 2019 – Sunday 29th March 2020
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Hannah Ryggen: Threads of Defiance
Thames & Hudson, 2019
Hannah Ryggen : Threads of Defiance
Review by Sally Reckert (email@example.com)
Read the review at: Review-Hannah Ryggen – Threads of Defiance
BTG Scottish Group tapestry weavers
Meet the Artists: 3 November 1 – 4pm
Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW
30 October 2019 to 3 January 2020