Weaving course at West Dean College
I returned to West Dean College nr Chichester, last week to teach a 2 day course ‘Weaving on a Body-tensioned Loom’. The 8 students wove on two prepared warps- the first all white wool to master the basic techniques and the second Black Welsh Mountain and White Ryeland wools to start their experimentations with pattern and colour. For their third warp, students chose yarns and colours then wound their own warps and threaded their looms. The diverse outcomes from these beginner weavers was amazing – some wove in just one yarn and colour, others incorporated material they had brought with them.
Beginnings – a show of work from The Tallet Workshop painters, makers and designers
Weaving courses for The Prince’s Foundation at Highgrove
Booking for my course is available via Highgrove Traditional Crafts’ Eventbrite page here.
SDC Members Exhibition at Bankside Gallery
If you would like to attend the opening event on the evening of Tuesday 14th June please get in touch and I will send you a link to the Eventbrite page.
Made for the Rhythm Exhibition
Pound Arts, Corsham, Wiltshire. From 15 April 2022 to 28 May 2022.
“An exhibtion exploring multi-sensory rhythms of making and composing art through diverse media including, light, sound, ceramics, drawing, typography and woven textiles”
Featuring a diverse range of my woven work including a room screen with woven paper panel, also works from five other participant artist/makers.
i will be teaching a 4 hour Weaving workshop on 7th May as part of this event (info under Tuition tab). Also a ”Live Art Event” will be taking place on Friday 20th May, featuring “experimental live art and music collaboration”
Weaving demonstration at Rodmarton Manor
I have been invited by Gloucestershire Guild to bring a loom (or two) to their showcase event at Rodmarton Manor on Wednesday 8th September 2021, to demonstrate the craft skill of hand-weaving. I’m just there for the first day but there is an extensive offering of activities over the 5 days.
Studio reopens to students
From 17 May 2021 I will be pleased to welcome you back to my studio near Cirencester for mentoring, individual tuition or workshops.
The monthly ‘casual’ group weaving sessions are on hold for the present time, however in its place I am offering workshop sessions of 3 hours for individuals or two friends comfortable with each other’s proximity! A morning session can be extended after lunch is you want to stay all day. These sessions can be arranged on any weekday or saturday. For more details see under the COURSES tab.
The Times newspaper online – News in Pictures
Last summer I took part in a photoshoot at my studio, at the request of professional photographer Russell Sach who was working on a project to capture artisan craft workers in their environment.
One of his images is featured in today’s Times Newspaper – News in Pictures for Monday 8th March 2021
This is the image and here is the link to the full feature https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/news-in-pictures-monday-march-8-2021-7zgwnh6tz
My studio is situated in the countryside a few miles from Cirencester, so lots of outside shots were taken too; this image is showing the Yoga Meditation rugs I have been weaving during the past year. During lockdown I had no income from teaching so these were created to generate an income. They were (and still are) available to purchase or to commission a bespoke pattern/colourway.
Teaching for West Dean College
From September 2021 I will be teaching at the prestigious West Dean College near Chichester, West Sussex. Please click here for details of my first short course – Weaving on a body-tensioned loom.