Take part in our Selvedge Wool Symposium this autumn.
Friday 14 October 10-4.30pm, £100 per person.
Art Workers Guid, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
10 am - Coffee and registration, introduction from Polly Leonard, founder of Selvedge Magazine
10.30 am - Christien Meidertsma, Dutch artist and designer who uses her work to explore the life of products and of raw materials.
11.30 am - Adam Atkinson, founder of British leather goods brand Cherchbi, using Herdwick wool.
12.30 pm - Brigitta Varadi, Hungarian artist who works predominantly with the biodegradable and renewable medium of pure wool.
1.30 pm - A light sandwich lunch and coffee (seering demonstration TBC)
2.30 pm - Breakout sessions fibre tasting, spinning yarn tasting with a variety of fibres. The session will be introduced by Angela Colbridge of the Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers
4 pm - Closing remarks, Bridgette Kelly of the wool marketing board
4.30 pm - Take your hand spun wool away
Exhibitions will be available to view throughout the day.
Currently working on a new collection of knitted sweaters that are each made from the wool of one of these merino sheep, Christien will be discussing the life span and source of raw materials.
Working with the wool of the land, Brigitta will be discussing the viability of working with wool.
Founder of Cherchbi, in 2007 Adam Atkinson began with a simple idea to make bags using the discarded wool of the ancient Herdwick breed. Cherchbi has evolved into a leather goods and accessories brand. We craft modern designs in a robust, traditional quality drawing inspiration from Britain’s creative, cultural and manufacturing heritage.
Handspun Wenslydale and Wool
In the afternoon there will be a spinning workshop lead by Angela Colbridge, and a group from The Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, where you will have the chance to work with the fibre you've spent the day talking about.