Textiles and Botany at the SLBI

Originally posted on Modern Eccentrics:
This summer’s first Advanced Textile Workshop exhibition is open at the South London Botanical Institute this weekend. The show is made up of works inspired by two of the Institute’s projects ‘Botany on your Plate’ and ‘Plant Recording for All Ages’, and is interspersed throughout the ground floor and gardens. Each artist…

Studio 21: Colour Notes

Studio 21’s current exhibition ‘Colour Notes’, celebrates the group’s 21st anniversary  and explores how each artist expresses and interprets their own response to colour through narratives and memories. Launched at the Knitting and Stitching Exhibition in October 2018 (where the majority of these shots were taken) to great acclaim, Colour Notes comprises a broad range…

Textiles and Botany at the SLBI

This summer’s first Advanced Textile Workshop exhibition is open at the South London Botanical Institute this weekend. The show is made up of works inspired by two of the Institute’s projects ‘Botany on your Plate’ and ‘Plant Recording for All Ages’, and is interspersed throughout the ground floor and gardens. Each artist has responded in uniquely different…

The Archive Project @ The Cello Factory

On Friday, Ross and I headed down to visit The Archive Project at The Cello Factory, in Waterloo. Though the show has now finished, I felt that the work and thinking behind the show was really worth sharing. Conceived in 2016, ‘The Archive Project’ was set up by Poppy Szaybo, Mary Morris, Debbie Lyddon and Denise Jones…

Another View – Prism at the RBSA

This year, for the first time, the international textile exhibiting group PRISM are presenting their annual show in two locations, Birmingham and London. The first part is currently on show at the prestigious RBSA Gallery, and the second part of the exhibition will be showing at the Hoxton Arches in October. ‘Another View’ presents opportunities to explore…

Looking Forward – PRISM at the RBSA

In 2017, PRISM will be showing their new exhibition ‘Another View’ in two venues – at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in the May and again at Hoxton Arches in the October. Although using the same title, a different selection of work will be on show at each venue. This is the first time PRISM have exhibited…

The Knitting And Stitching Show

The Knitting and Stitching Show is a yearly extravaganza for all things textile related. A mecca for all fibre aficionados, the show tours the country visiting Dublin, Edinburgh, Harrogate and London. A little bit later than I would have liked, I am finally having time to sit down and try and catch up with myself….

Cabinets of Curiosities

The Greeks did it, and so did the Romans – the need to collect is almost as old as human culture itself. The reasons behind this urge can be attributed to many things, but what unites them is a desire to catalogue and examine, to collect and explain. It could be religious relics or magical…

Euroart Open Studio 2016

If you are out and about around Tottenham Hale today, you could do far worse than head down to the Euroart Studios open-day. This three building complex is home to over 70 artists ranging from painters, sculptors and textile artists to printmakers and fashion designers. We went to visit Julie Turner, who studies with @spottedhyenas on…

Inspired By… The Prize Giving and Private View

With a beautiful summer evening delivering warmth and a little sunshine, the gods smiled on Morley Gallery and the V&A as they launched this year’s ‘Inspired By…’ exhibition. Inspired by… is an art competition and exhibition (supported by the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation and NIACE for people in adult education), showcasing new works inspired by exhibits…

Sainsbury’s Frozen Summer Fruits

While trying to sort out dinner, something that I always seems to be doing, I stubbled across Sainsbury’s Frozen Summer Fruits on special offer. I’ve dyed with blackberries before and I wondered what colour summer fruits (a mix of raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants & redcurrants) would yield. Preparing the natural dye pot for the berries is similar…

Eco printing with Natural Dyes

This our first look at some of the work that @spottedhyenas is creating. We have tried to outline the processes, illustrating them as a visual tutorial. These techniques have developed through trial and error and is based on what has worked for us. The end result is two beautiful scarves, with related but individual patterns. Here’s…