Returned from my trip to take part in Cloth #19 at the Dovecot Tapestry Studios in heart of Edinburgh. What a beautiful show in a stunning setting.
Housed in what used to be the Infirmary swimming baths, this building creates a wonderful opportunity for the public to see the tapestries being make from the viewing gallery.
Our exhibition overlooked the studio with plenty of natural light. Cloth 19 is in it's second year with lovely textile makers from all over the UK.
This year I am delighted to be taking part in Cloth#19 at the fabulous Dovecot Tapestry Studios. I visited this event last year on my way through Edinburgh and it was a beautiful show in a stunning setting. It is also great to meet up with other textile makers including weavers. Textiles is such a diverse discipline. I will be in Part II on 17-18 August and I am really looking forward to being there and during the festival as well.
During the Summer Open Studios this year at Cockpit Arts Deptford I ran some one-to-one taster sessions. This was a first for me, and it I was really please with how well it went. I set the loom up in advance with a white warp and put out a selection of yarns for people to choose from.
I started each person off with a few basic weave patterns and they wove for an hour choosing yarns and patterns and colours. They all had great fun and we had some lovely conversations too. At the end of each session we cut off their piece to take home. It was lovely to meet each one and see what they wove.
Here are some of the results.
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