Category: Exhibitions, shows and workshops

KIMONOS AND COMICS »

On April 7th, 2017 Jessica Edney wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops.

One of the most famous Japanese painters of the early 20th century, Takehisa Yumeji, never studied art, refused to call himself an artist and decided to become a painter while drunk. Although many of his contemporaries in art circles disliked Takehisa’s work (unsurprisingly, given his own claims that the art circles themselves were pretentious), Takehisa’s drawings became […]

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STITCHES OF FAITH »

On March 21st, 2017 Jessica Edney wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops.

The V&A’s exhibition “Opus Anglicanum” has now ended, but for those of you who missed the opportunity to see it, there is another chance to experience (and even own) examples of exquisite English embroidery. This month, St. Mark’s Church (Regents Park) will be holding an exhibition, sale and auction of ecclesiastic embroidery pieces – many of […]

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IM/MATERIAL »

On March 19th, 2017 Jessica Edney wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops.

Jenine Shereos is a sculptor and a textile artist unlike any other. Although the crafting techniques that she uses in her work are conventional, the materials from which she fashions her creations is anything but. Human hair, ice, twigs and shadows have all been incorporated into Shereos’s pieces, and the results have been remarkable. Her […]

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MADE IN THE MIDDLE »

On March 15th, 2017 Jessica Edney wrote on the subject of Selvedge,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles.

“The Midlands” is a term rarely used outside of weather and travel reports. As a cultural and geographical region, it is frequently ignored by the binary-obsessed media, who focus instead on the “north/south divide”. However, the Midlands area has a rich history and cultural heritage, and was incredibly important to the development of Britain’s textile […]

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Crafting with Plastic »

On January 14th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Crafts.

Guest Blog post by Konstantina Pyrnokoki. Imagine a world where every little thing we use has a significant value, not to be irrationally expended, but reutilised, instead, so that it keeps on giving on many different levels, serving a distinct purpose every time. That almost utopic notion can actually be applied first and foremost to seemingly […]

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