Each year, designed to co-incide with the annual Poetry Festival, Weavers Gallery in Ledbury hosts a themed exhibition of invitational work by local textile artists. This year our theme was the life and works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Dawn to Dusk
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
(from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem ‘How do I love thee?’)
The Wheel Goes Round …
28 June – 8 July 2018
Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury HR8 1DW
Open 10.00am to 4.00pm
Free entry, sadly no disabled access (first floor gallery).
I am delighted to announce that Eclectica has been shortlisted for the Fine Art Quilt Masters 2018, one of 23 pieces of work selected for inclusion in this prestigious exhibition at Festival of Quilts in August. You can see the full list of selected works here – I am in some great company.
This is one of a number of pieces of experimental mark making work which have evolved since my attending an inspirational drawing course led by renowned textile artist Matthew Harris at West Dean College early last year. It is not a quilt in the conventional sense in that I have layered, felted and stitched multiple pieces of painted muslin onto a base of wool felt. Deliberately there is no backing fabric as I wanted the drape of the wool to be an inherent feature of the piece.
Eclectica – detail