events

 

 

 

2019

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

February 22, 23 & 24 : 'Unravel' a festival of knitting, Farnham Maltings GU97QR

www.craft.farnhammaltings.com

March 30 - June 22: 'Soft Engineering - textiles taking shape' at Whitchurch Silk Mill

http://whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk/mill/index.php/whats-on/icalrepeat.detail/2019/03/30/836/-/soft-engineering-textiles-taking-shape

This exhibition has toured since 2016, and as well as weavers Deirdre Wood and Ann Richards, this year Julie Hedges (ply-split braiding) is also taking part.

A seminar and workshops will take place during the exhibtion.

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.

June 8 & 9, 13, 14, 15,  & 16  Surrey Artists Open Studios, at my studio www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk

November 30 & December 1, Sussex Guild at Midhurst (Rother College) thesussexguild.co.uk

 

 

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