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Warp & Weft: Woven Textiles in Fashion, Art and Interiors. Jessica Hemmings

Warp & Weft by Jessica Hemmings explores the world of woven textiles created for fashion, interiors and art. The experimental practice of some of the most exciting international textile artists and designers today, including Lia Cook, Nuno, Liz Williamson and Maggie Orth, reveals the range of interdisciplinary connections that inspire and inform contemporary woven textiles. A rich overview to contemporary weaving, this book is an excellent resource for everyone with an interest in weaving, fashion, interiors and art. The book will be published in Oct 2012.

Jessica Hemmings writes about textiles. She has taught at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, Winchester School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. In 2010 she edited a collection of essays entitled In the Loop: Knitting Now published by Black Dog and has recently compiled The Textile Reader for Berg (2012) and written Warp & Weft for Bloomsbury (2012). She is currently Professor of Visual Culture and Head of the Faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Continue reading →

Ptolemy Mann & Anna Glasbrook – Gloucester Cathedral

The Architecture of Cloth, Colour & Space

Stroud International Textiles will be showcasing new work by international textile artists and designers Ptolemy Mann and Anna Glasbrook in a new exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral. 

Colour saturated lengths of cloth will wrap the magnificent columns in the Nave of Gloucester cathedral.  Ptolemy Mann’s wall based hand dyed and woven textile artworks will also punctuate the cathedral space bringing a colourful softness and geometry to the viewer as they wander through the dramatic cathedral architecture.

Collaborative furniture pieces by Kristian Stringer and Marina Dragomirova will sit on top of the flagstones alongside Mann’s gem-coloured rugs celebrating the longstanding relationship between ecclesiastical architecture and commissioned textiles and objects. 

In the cloisters and hidden parts of the cathedral the architectural textile artist Anna Glasbrook will reveal her textile art pieces in the wintery light. Anna Glasbrook creates dynamic stitched architectural pieces that vibrate with vivid colour and movement. Using brightly coloured threads, she has developed an innovative and contemporary technique to construct vibrant three-dimensional drawings in space.

The gothic splendor of the cathedral will be a dramatic background to the vibrant and colourful textiles of these two inspiring, innovative and successful contemporary artists.

Details
Dates:
 27th October – 31st December 2012
Venue:  Gloucester Cathedral, 12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
Open Times: 9 am – 6 pm
Admission: Free
Contact Phone: 01453 751056

Website: www.stroudinternationaltextiles.org.uk
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The Architecture of Cloth, Colour & Space – Symposium

A One Day Symposium on the theme of The Architecture of Cloth, Colour & Space:
Saturday 27 October 2012
The Chapter House Room, Gloucester Cathedral.
Time: 11 am – 6 pm

Stroud International Textiles are delighted to be present a one day symposium of discovery and debate in the glorious setting of Gloucester Cathedral where the accompanying exhibition The Architecture of Cloth, Colour & Space is to be held.
Now, more than ever, we live in a climate where diversification and the exchange of ideas across several different disciplines is paramount; to survive creatively one has to apply our skills broadly but with finesse and personal signature. In keeping with the exhibition title: The Architecture of Cloth, Colour and Space this symposium aims to engage you in the working practice of exceptional people across the several disciplines the title defines: A colour theorist who engages with computer technology and paint, an artist who wraps facades with colour, an architect who circumnavigates the world through food and innovation, a weaver bridging the commercial craft divide, a textile artist creating installations for outside spaces; they all bring something different to their respective worlds and ours. Join us in the monumental gothic space of Gloucester Cathedral for a day of creative provocation and debate.

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