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Tapestry weaving with West Dean College at Art in Action 2015

Art in Action 2015

It’s July, It’s Art in Action 2015 On Saturday we went to Art in Action 2015, one of our favourite events. One of the joys of Art in Action is to watch artists and craftspeople demonstrate their skills and discuss their work with them. “How do you do… ?” is a common question. I love finding out the techniques used in […]

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Birds and flowers at Woollen Woods 2015, Rushcliffe Country Park

Tales from the Woollen Woods

All Creatures Great and Woollen Woollen Workshops I spent the last two Sundays at Rushcliffe Country Park running free drop-in workshops as part of Woollen Woods 2015. French knitting proved popular with the young and not so young! The young thought it was similar to loom banding while the not so young reminisced about using cotton […]

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Detail of stitch transfer zip dress by Rory London, 2011, NTU

‘Knitwear: from Chanel to Westwood’ at the FTM

Off to London I first heard about the ‘Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood’ exhibition about a year ago and have been looking forward to it ever since then. So, a few weekends ago, armed with needles and yarn I took the train to London. The Fashion and Textile Museum is in Bermondsey just south of the river. Before […]

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Work by Harriet Riddell

Textiles at Art in Action

Textiles and Good Times Having said that my next post would be about the textiles at Art in Action, you may have been wondering if you’d imagined that or if you’d missed it. Big apologies! I planned to write it before I went on holiday, then was swamped with urgent work. Then I thought I’d finish it […]

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Art in Action

Art in Action 2014

Art in Action 2014 – a Perfect Summer Day In this post I’m going to give you a flavour of Art in Action 2014, an art event which takes place in July at Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire. Demonstrating Artists One of the joys of Art in Action is to watch artists and craftspeople demonstrate their skills and discuss their work with them. The […]

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