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.