Summer Events Calendar – The Nomadic Dye Garden and Nave Gallery.

We are delighted to announce two new outdoor workshops introducing the traditional Japanese technique of Saori weaving. Held on the 29th and 30th of July in the outdoor teaching space at the Nomadic Dye garden, both days are hosted by Erna Janine, an accredited Saori teacher trained in Japan and is the driving force behind…

Addressing Space: Helen O’Leary

I originally trained in fashion and worked with knitwear until family commitments kept me at home for a few years. In time life became freer and I returned to art education doing a Ba and then Ma in Applied and Media Art with the intention of leaving textiles behind me but it wasn’t to be,…

Addressing Space: Consuelo Simpson

I am a multi-disciplinary artist working in 2D and 3D, often bringing craft techniques into play. I am drawn to materials with a long history: paper, string, textiles. I enjoy the dialogue with the materials as the work progresses, always aware of the weight and texture of the materials in my hands. I work intuitively,…

Addressing Space: Anthea Vaal

My textile practice has always been garment orientated because I believe that clothes are fundamental to human life and our general wellbeing.  They provide us with protection, comfort and security as well as identity and status within our societies.  As a textile artist working with an innovative geolocation system it seemed appropriate and appealing to…

Addressing Space: Annette Collinge

I have a scientific background which has no bearing on my current practice. It leaves me with an attention to detail which means that if I am asked to stitch a conventional embroidery, I am offended by the slightest variation from a line or inaccuracy of a stitch. So, I don’t stitch conventionally and restrict…

Addressing Space: Anne Froggatt

Leonardo da Vinci said  “The countryside is my classroom and Nature is my teacher”. My practice in textiles is based on an instinctive approach to the work using accumulated stimuli.  I begin with photographs, observations and sketches of my life in Surrey and Cumbria, and experiment with materials and techniques which may be used in…

Addressing Space What 3 Words

Saturday was the Private View of Studio 21‘s new show ‘Addressing Space What 3 Words’. With the starting point for this project being early 2019, it has had the longest gestation period of any of their exhibitions, with the Pandemic throwing an enormous proverbial spanner in the works. This opening weekend took place in a…

Dyeing to Stitch

We are pleased to announce our first collaborative venture for the Dye Garden, ‘Dyeing to Stitch’. Our friend Wolf & Wilding and will be a guest tutor (dates to be announced). This outdoor stitching class running on Wednesday afternoons, is an informal way to develop your practice, learn new things and relax and chat in…

Alice: Curiouser & Curiouser

‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ `That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat. `I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice. `Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat. ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland‘ and the sequel ‘Through the…

Opening Bank Holiday Weekend

We were really lucky this weekend with the weather. It was due to rain everyday but thankfully apart from a brief shower on Sunday, we managed to escape the downpours. They finally arrived on Monday around 5, an hour after we closed the gate! It was lovely to see people back in the garden, with…

Spring has Sprung

With the weather improving (24° this afternoon!) and our obligations to the Contemporary Textile Fair complete, it’s full steam ahead at the Nomadic Dye Garden. With the COVID restrictions being relaxed, the garden will be opening May Day Bank Holiday weekend. We have such a great opportunity this year as the garden has been expanded…