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MUSICAL FABRIC »

On February 28th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest blog post by Anna Marks Created by textile artist Nadia-Anne Ricketts, BeatWoven is a new textile label that creates decorative fabrics, furniture, and textiles using coded audio technology. By way of a complex software system connected to a traditional weaving machine, BeatWoven weaves elaborate geometric patterns into fabric when music is played. During a song, the BeatWoven […]

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STONE AND THREAD »

On February 27th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

The painter-turned-clothing designer Carole Waller will unveil a new line of clothing at Bath’s One Two Five gallery next month. Titled “Stone and Thread”, this collection is inspired by the 250 year anniversary of the building Royal Crescent in Bath. Waller has stayed true to her signature painterly style by creating ensembles full of vivid colours and […]

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HISTORY COME TO LIFE »

On February 26th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham’s most historic and opulent building, will next month become home to a series of art performances inspired by the characters that once lived on the estate, along with the lavish collections accumulated inside the building’s walls. Artists Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse have been commissioned to create site specific work for the […]

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A PRINTMAKER’S JOURNEY »

On February 25th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Britain’s renowned printmaker Angie Lewin will soon make her curatorial debut with the exhibition “A Printmaker’s Journey” opening at The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre this March. Known for her recognisably colourful and illustrative designs, Lewin works mainly in linocut, wood engraving, lithography and screen printing, but that doesn’t mean that her inspiration is limited to print. […]

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WONDERS OF WARP AND WEFT »

On February 24th, 2017 Niamh McCooey wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest blog post by Dawn Willey From 3 – 7 April, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft will be hosting a five day workshop, “Following in the Footsteps of Ethel Mairet”. In the picturesque village of Ditchling, students will learn to spin, weave and dye with a team of experts tracing the practice of Ethel Mairet, […]

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