events

 

 

 

2018

 

As well as the events listed, I welcome visitors by appointment and take orders for individual garments.

january 13-February 18 'Soft Engineering, textiles taking shape' at City Space,

Winchester Discovery Centre https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Part of a review by Hannah White for the Texitle Society:

Alison began her talk by explaining the background to her textile inspiration and education. Although she trained as a weaver, she found the freedom that constructing forms using knit provided a more instinctive making technique. In addition, working with a single thread, (as opposed to multiple threads used when weaving on a loom), allowed her flexibility to work without the need for extensive equipment. She explained her work interacts with the elasticity of knit and how texture can be brought to the front or the back of the cloth through the choice of stitch. As part of theexhibition Alison chose to exhibit a series of ‘working’ samples. The samples used the same thread and number of stitches, but explored the impact that the change in the choice of stitch pattern has upon the form and the structure of each sample. Seeing these samples alongside Alison’s finished knitted fashion pieces demonstrated the careful planning required when relying upon the knitted structure to create a garment’s form. Her designs evolve through a process of working with thread to combine the texture of the stitches with their ability to shape a garment. The final designs are works of art that warrant further inspection to reveal the intricacy of their construction.

 

February 16-18 2018, 'Unravel' at Farnham Maltings www.craft.farnhammaltings.com

June 9 & 10, 14, 15, 16 & 17  Surrey Artists Open Studios, at my studio www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk

September 25-November 4 'Wool Pack, celebrating British wool' as guest of the Gloucester Guild, The Guild at 51,

51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

October 11-14, group exhibition at Bury Court Barn, Bentley, near Farnham

'praktis/   mind and matter :  the making of craft

I am orgainising this exhibiton with Syann van Niftrik and Julie Ayton, to show the work of 16 renowned craftsmen from across Britain, in the beautiful setting of Bury Court Barn.

 

 

 

December 1-2, Sussex Guild at Midhurst (Rother College) thesussexguild.co.uk

 

Touring exhibition 2019 : Soft Engineering at Whitchurch Silk Mill

 

 

 

 

  

pictures from the last year or two:-

 ‘Art inspired by gardens', a group exhibition at Bury Court, near Farnham

the 'building stone' collection, inspired by the colours of local stone, brick and tile

'pods', new 3 D shapes for 'garden inspired' exhibition, and for the new book