Our applause would be in the form of a small tapestry (or it might be a detail of a larger tapestry you are already working on). The theme would be to symbolise reaching out in friendship around the world. Read more →
A few days ago I received an email from Canada telling me about the children colouring pictures of rainbows, writing the title “ca va bien aller” (“it’s going to be OK”) and posting them in the windows as a message of hope to their communities.
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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
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
POSTPONED to February 2021
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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
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