Tuesday, 2 December 2014

This weekend will see the launch of the Hot Bed Press 20:20 Print Exchange.

Below is my contribution and I will post the link to the Flicker account as soon as it is available.

My print is a discharge print on two layers inspired by a night time trip to Kew Gardens where landscapes were floodlit in lurid green and blue.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Kiran Lee Textiles at the Barnaby Festival Macclesfield
14 – 29th June 2014

A Cut for Silk Town

New work inspired by the transport links Macclesfield developed during the Industrial revolution, specifically the arrival of the canal.

Inspired by the history of this waterway cutting through the landscape to link Macclesfield with the wider world & other trade routes. Printed onto sheer, translucent & opaque fabrics to create figurative & abstract landscapes. 

Work will be on show in the windows of Plums Kitchen for the duration of the festival.

Please join me for the festival launch night
Friday 13th June
There is a Town Open Reception Event (RSVP) (flyer attached)

I will be hosting my own launch event at
Plums Kitchen 7pm – 9pm
Friday 13th June
There will be drinks and nibbles… and some live monoprinting action!

I will also be doing two workshops on Saturday 14th June

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Waterside Open

I am pleased to have work selected to hang in the Waterside Open in Sale, Greater Manchester. The exhibition is on until 24th May 2014.

Inside the Waterside Open, pleased to have work hung alongside so many interesting artists including one of my heros Dionne Swift, who's work is just visible on the far left of this photo.

'Velvet' by Kiran Lee hangs below another textile piece.

Ship Canal by Gemma Lacey

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Research for Barnaby Exhibition

In researching new work for my exhibition in June, titled a Cut for Silk Town, I have recently been to the Silk Museum several times including a visit to their preserved working weaving shed - Paradise Mill. I have been lucky enough ti get to see behind the scenes at the Silk Museum visiting their archive for a morning a week or so ago.

This is a snap shot of Paradise Mill

The following photos are taken from sample books in the archive of the Silk Museum Macclesfield. Some samples of woven silks and some printed, some print records were kept on paper, 
called a 'strike off' this would be done as the silk was expensive to test out designs on so they would be printed first on paper, and these samples made useful records of what a company had printed and for whom.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

20:20 2013

This Years 20:20 Print Exchange organised by HBP was bigger & better than ever. Below is my submission. Click on the link to the flicker site & browse through the other 580 prints!

This years print is developed from the same collection of drawings as last years, an evening spent on a hillside above the village of Hayfield in the Peak District. I did much more mark making inspired by those original drawings and did further experiments in producing an edition, which as a textile;e artist is still an unfamiliar concept. The method this year was developed from the process I use to print a repeating pattern, see the photos below. There are two layers to create depth & they are hemmed together top & bottom. This edition has inspired a pair of larger landscapes and a series of modified 20:20 prints which will be catalogued here.

In preparation for this I spent a day doing some screen print sketches some of which are below.

Repeat Pattern Workshop at Hot Bed Press

Back in November I did a workshop At HBP with fellow tutor Mandy Tolley. Everyone created a repeat pattern, put images on screen and printed from these onto cloth. During the workshop we assisted in transforming the printed fabric into beautiful vintage inspired tote bags and luxurious cushions to take home.