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The Gieves & Hawkes Lecture: The Textile Institute

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Tapestry weaving workshops: Caron Penney

Caron Penney 1 - STOP detail 2A Basic Introduction to Tapestry Weaving
Fashion and Textiles Museum,
83 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3XF
Tel: 020 7407 8664
Tutor: Caron Penney
Dates: 27th March  –  28 March 2014

In this two day workshop students will learn the basic weave techniques used to create a tapestry, these include plain weave, soft diagonals, hatching, blending and shaping.

The course will start with a demonstration of the warping-up process and participants will get experience of this process before starting to weave. By the end of the workshop participants will take home a completed tapestry.

There will be some one to one tuition during the two day workshop which is suitable for beginners – intermediate levels. Time: 11.00am – 4pm each day, this workshop requires a minimum of five students to run.

The workshop costs £160. To discuss the course content please contact the tutor at to book a place telephone 020 7407 8664 or contact the Fashion and Textile Museum through their website. Continue reading →

SIT Designing Craft Crafting Design: Symposium

select logo 2014 FINAL50mmSIT Designing Craft Crafting Design symposium brings together some of the most illustrious names in the fields of contemporary craft and design in a day of discussion and debate examining what the terms ‘craft’ and ‘design’ mean to us in the 21st Century. The symposium aims to be a day of debate and enquiry.

Is the division between between Craft and Design relevant today? 10- 11.30 am
The panel
Mary Greensted, Chair of the Gloucester Guild of Craftsmen, Grant Gibson, Editor of Crafts and designers Nick Munro and Simon Pengelly – will discuss this  issue in a thought provoking debate chaired by design writer and SIT blogger Charlotte Abrahams

Wallace Sewell UpholsteryDoes craft have to be man made? 12.00 – 12.45 pm
The panel
Ceramicist Michael Eden, Harriet Wallace-Jones, one half of innovative industrial textile studio Wallace Sewell and maker Susan Early and textile printer Stephen Lewis put their cases in front of chair John Brewer, chair of the Cheltenham Design Festival and Course Leader, BA Graphic Design at the University of Gloucester

Maker Talks 2.00 – 4.00pm
Wallpaper artist Tracy Kendall, textile designer Fay McCaul and design-maker Sebastian Cox shed light on their inspirations and working methods in a series of individual talks.

When: Saturday, May 17th 2014
Time: 9:30 am – 5.00pm
Where: Stroud College, Stratford Rd, Stroud GL5 4AH
Price: Tickets cost £85 Concessions (students/unemployed) £35 inclusive of coffee/tea and organic lunch.
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The Open West 2014 : Call for entries

O_gold_001The Open West is an annual open competition and exhibition inviting work from national and international artists practising contemporary and conceptual art. Work submitted can include Textile, painting, installation, film and sound, photography, ceramics, print, drawing, performance, sculpture, glass, metal and plastics.

Following the success of the 2013 programme, the open west 2014 will be held in the main galleries of The Wilson, the newly opened contemporary museum and art gallery in Cheltenham.

Up to 40 artists will be included in the exhibition, each with the possibility of showing more than one work. the open west 2014 will offer an opportunity for artists to participate in an education programme; residencies; workshops and a day of artists in conversation. A catalogue is published each year.

Three award winners will each be offered £500
2014 selection panel – curators Lyn Cluer Coleman and Sarah Goodwin, together with Anita Taylor and Virgile Ittah

The Wilson | Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Deadline: 10th Feb 2014
Exhibition: 3rd May – 1st June 2014
Artists whose work is selected for exhibition will be notified by Wednesday 19 February 2013

To apply Application Form:

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