Back again – so soon

Yes it is rare for me to post again so soon but I have lots of pictures to share:

Firstly, Anne Jackson’s exhibition at The Museum in the Park in Stroud. Really, really good. I have started doing larger work lately and it reminded me why, the big pieces were not enormous, none more than 2 metres in any direction but the fact there were quite a few just reminded me how monumental tapestry can be. These photo’s are a bit blurred but I am not sure why, I can’t believe PJ would take such blurred photos. Sometimes I think it is this new laptop, although it looks better when I preview this page so maybe the computer just doesn’t download to a high standard whilst I am writing this. There again maybe it is my eyes, I seem to have spent a long time gazing into this screen over the last few days.

                    

Secondly, I have finished dyeing the yarns for the top of the big tapestry. The colours are these:

The dye is a mixture of pink and turquoise. Unfortunately the turquoise in particular doesn’t like mixing with other colours. I chose turquoise because if you look at the one in the bottom right corner that was dyed with pink and blue the blue is too strong, the turquoise gives a much acidier colour as I mentioned in the last blog. So the yarn is not uniformly dyed and is patchy. I don’t think it will matter as I will be blending them with each other and different colours. I am quite itchy to get back to weaving this piece, I had wanted it finished by the end of October but I think the end of the year is being hopeful. I have spent this week doing the final Arts Council Funding report and generally tidying things up and catching up on computer stuff.

And talking of the end of the year, the studio is actually coming along, the builder starts next Monday (23rd) but doesn’t think it will be finished until January. He is half retired so doesn’t work long days hence the length of time it will take. Well, I am assuming it is that. We had a bit of a tizz with the insulation, apparently it has been taken off the market, some reason following the Grenfell Tower fire. He has managed to get it but the price has gone up and I get the impression he has ordered a board of insulation from here and another from there in order to get enough. I don’t know what we would have done otherwise as it is special in as much as it is quite thin, about 2 inches thick I think and all the other stuff is much thicker and that would have caused all sorts of problems as it would have been too thick for the gaps. I will have a smoke alarm and carbon mono oxide detector in there so am not terribly worried and we have it in the bathroom too. Something else I have been doing is sorting out radiators and extractor fans and other things for the studio.

And three, here is a photo of the piece I have just finished that I started on Pat’s lettering course:

The lettering is quite high in the tapestry because I was going to do another word overlapping the end of sloth and a bit lower but decided that I would stick with ‘Sloth’. The word came out of a discussion on what the colour made me think of and one of my friends on the course mentioned about how sloths get green algae growing on their fur. I have always loved the word and I approve of being slothful at times. I think I will hang it in the studio when it is finished to remind not to be slothful and lazy and to get off my bottom and do some work.

I have also done some experimental painting today. ‘Experimental and painting that doesn’t sound like you Margaret’ I hear you cry. Well, no it isn’t, painting is far too messy for me generally and this is even messier than normal. It involves thinning acrylic paint and then mixing several colours by pouring them individually into a pot and in between adding WD40 which is just a silicon lubricant. Then with all the colours and the WD40 in one pot you give it a bit of a shake and then turn it upside down onto your canvas/board, you then pick the pot up quickly emptying the paint mixture out onto the board and then you sort of tip is and blow it until the whole board is covered with these amazing swirls:

 

 

They are a bit shiny in places as I am still waiting for the paint to dry. the first one was on a plastic sheet so the surface is very smooth but the second two are on small square linen panels so you can see the texture in places, especially where it is wet and shiny. The plastic sheet didn’t work terribly well as in places the WD40 hit the plastic first and then the paint didn’t take and just slid off. If I was to use the plastic again I would put a layer of primer on it first.

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Apologies!

So I have just had a quick look at the last post and found all sorts of typo’s. I can only apologise, I am not normally that illiterate but I blame the new laptop, it can’t type. I recently wrote a review on Amazon about my God daughters book and did it from the tablet which uses predictive text. I didn’t realise til aferwards what it had said, nothing untoward but total gobbledegook in places. Ah gobbledegook, that’s a word to get your own back on predictive text. I have just found out that the new laptop does predictive text as well, I might have to turn it off if I can find out how to. Some years ago I tried to text PJ and because of the predictive text I couldn’t get it to say anything but ‘cabbages’ so I sent that anyway and he rang me to see why I had sent him a text saying ‘cabbages’. It worked, he called me back. Job done.

So the exhibition in Haslemere finished last Saturday the 30th. I think the best I can say is that it looked good, none of us are going to retire on what was sold (!).

I am still dyeing yarn for the latest weaving, I realised that the nice cerises from Weavers Bazaar were not quite the right colour, they need to be acidier and purplier. Consequently I am back to dyeing. I know starting to dye a colour when you are half way through a piece is not really the thing to do but if I hadn’t started weaving it I would have spent the next year stressing over whether I had the perfect colours.

I recently contacted two artist who are artists in residence at The Department of Genetics at Leicester University. They are putting together a collaborative exhibition piece  on the theme of DNA and wanted lots of artists ans scientists to each put a piece of work in a petri dish. So I sent them my address and they sent me a petri dish in which to put my contribution. It arrived on the 1st October and needed to be posted back by the 5th. Gulp!

Anyway I was fortunate to have booked on Pat Taylor’s ‘Weaving Text’ course at West Dean from the 1-4th October so I went in with my little cartoon and as usual the tutor turns up with quite basic ideas and I say ‘oh but I want to weave this’. (They must hate it when they see my name on a student list.)

And here it is sitting in its petri dish, never to be seen my me again.

So, just to explain. Mazzalini is my maternal grandmother’s maiden name and we have recently got some family history done. It is very interesting, I think Great Uncle Antonio might feature large in a future work, as might Great Grandma, who wasn’t a Mazzalini but we have a photo of each of them which does make a difference.

Anyway back to Mazzalini – so as I have Mazzalini DNA I thought it was all coming together at the right time to be part of this work. The red oval inside the image is a representation of an eliptical red blood cell as it seems the condition ‘eliptocytosis’ has come down from the Italian side of the family. Eliptocytosis means you have lots more than usual eliptical red blood cells. Apparently we all have eliptical red blood cells as they go that shape when they are squashed through the capilliaries and then they become round again when they have space, but some of us don’t manage to turn them back to round ones again afterwards. Red blood cells with attitude it makes me so proud.

I have always wanted to do a piece with loads of petri dishes, not necessarily weaving. When I was at college I did think about growing mould in them and photographing them at various stages. It was PJ doing the OU course that set me on that one. He had to pour Heinz tomato soup into a shallow dish and then cover it and wait to see how much mould grew thereby assessing how many bacteria were in the air. I believe it had to be Heinz, I am not sure whether that was because it was such an excellent growing medium or it just ensured a standardisation within the experiments as many students did the task. Suffice to say I have never bought Heinz tomato soup since but to be honest I probably never bought it before either.

Going to Anne Jackson’s PV tomorrow on Stroud:

http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/current-exhibition/

I think it will be a good exhibition, she has been putting the work together for years.

Next blog will have a photo of the main piece of work I did at Pat’s text course, I am quite pleased with it, just have to finish a bit off and need to do that by the 19th when I next see Pat.

I have read through but apologies for typo’s.

Exhibition Up and Running

So it all seemed to go well yesterday with the preview of the exhibition. Here are a few photo’s:

I haven’t included any with people in, it was very crowded and although PJ took lots of photo’s of everyone it is a bit boring to post them here if you don’t know who the people are. The exhibition looks good, although the work is all very different I think the fact it is all professionally exhibited means that it looks coherent. Well, I tell myself that anyway.

Nothing sold yesterday but it is on til the 30th September and it isn’t always about selling, I mean it is nice to but just getting your work out there is the main thing. We open again on Tuesday as the Museum is shut Sunday and Monday.

The latest on the studio is that the quote was a whopping £16,000. This included having what was the old outside toilet turned into a sensible cloakroom and few other bits and pieces but it seems an awful lot of money. The second quote after I took out all the frills and niceties came in at £13,000. A third builder is due on Tuesday so maybe the downward price trend will continue. I have found the lights I want but that seems a bit pointless at the moment. We have also got a bit bogged down with things like building regs and planning permission as we live in a conservation area and the South Downs National Park. I never thought it would be this complicated.

So back to weaving, this is my latest, I haven’t decided on a name, possibly I will call it ‘Fallen’. It is diptych and this is the first half of one of the tapestries. They are each about 70cm wide and 140cm high, which is the biggest I could go on my frame at the moment. I would have liked them bigger but there you go.

The colours are tricky and the light where I am weaving wasn’t very good for the photo and I was leaning over standing on one leg to take it but you get the general idea. You can just see at the top where the red colours (Weavers Bazaar ruby range) are starting to go into the pinks (Weavers Bazaar cerise range). I dyed all the greens myself and at last count had used over 40 colours. I have never woven anything with such a complicated image and there have been times when I have just wanted to hide from it. The cartoon is a bit hit and miss but the tapestry should still bring across an interpretation of the imager. I don’t think I will be showing the original image and the tapestry next to each other. The second part of the diptych is all pale and washy so I hope they will look good together. I have also written some peotry to go with it, but can’t find it on the computer at the moment. I hope I haven’t lost it.

 

 

 

 

Next Exhibition

So, I have barely got over Heallreaf 2 and the next exhibition is due to open on the 9th September at Haslemere Museum.

It is a group show with friends from West Dean days and PJ who will be exhibiting some of his lovely photo’s.

The website is artscollective.weebly.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I hear you ask, what are you weaving? Well, I am taking a short break from the diptych in order to weave some pods for the exhibition:

It is a close up as I am not sure about the rest of it and it isn’t quite finished yet, it needs sewing up and squishing into shape. They will all be red or red and black, except the one which is red and gold. Gosh I had trouble finding my lurex, put it in a safe place. and it took ages to find it.

I am torn between carrying on with these pods (I have some amazing ideas brought about by going to Art in Clay on Sunday) or get back to the flat weaving which I love and too be honest is far less fiddly, well, generally less fiddly, especially as I am currently thinking of pods with tentacles. I also wove a ‘jellyfish’ in fishing line but am not entirely happy with it, it is okay but lacks the sophistication and finish that I require. I am not sure I can make it as beautiful as it needs to be.

I mentioned in my last blog that PJ’s workshop was being cleared so I could use it as a studio, here it is:

 

 

 

 

 

and from the other direction

 

 

 

 

 

It is just about 3 metres square and is looking very small at the moment but as you can see it still has stuff in it, some mine and some tools and the like that will need new homes. The builder has been and I am just waiting for the quote. A bit scary as I have no idea at all what it will cost. It is only a single skin building at the moment so it will be insulated and plastered and painted and a sink put in one corner with an extractor fan so I can do dyeing without the fumes. I am hoping for velux windows if they aren’t too expensive.

I was down to teach three courses for Anglia Leisure Courses this year but the first two have been cancelled due to lack of interest, the last one is 10th – 12th November but I don’t know whether it will come off, it was worth a go anyway.

I received an email from Qest yesterday saying that as a Scholar I can automatically become a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, so I am seriously thinking of doing that. It will mean opportunities to exhibit more in London and at Collect. For those that don’t know, ‘Collect’ is an incredibly expensive craft fair run by the Craft Council and Saatchi, you aren’t allowed to sell anything for less than £500 and I expect that has gone up since I last looked. I know the powers that be at West Dean would not approve (it’s ‘craft’ after all) but I just think I need to get my work out there as much as I can whether it is in the craft arena or the fine art arena.

Next post will probably be pictures of the exhibition and the pods so watch this space.

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I am assuming anyone who is reading this will have already come across the exhibition somewhere else. PJ, Mike and I went to London on Monday and set the exhibition up and the private view was Tuesday night. It sort of went well, I would have been happier with a few more people there and a few more not weaving people there as well but I had a call from the gallery today and they said they have been very busy so that’s good.

So if you want to go it’s at the Brick Lane Gallery that’s 216 Brick Lane London E1 6SA and it closes Sunday at 6pm. It looks very good even if I do say so myself and as I write this blog I am hoping PJ will be sending the photo’s he took at the PV down the stairs, via the internet of course, and I will upload some at the end of this post.

So I have actually started weaving, but not the image in the last post. I have gone back to a diptych I put together some time ago but Weavers Bazaar have only just got the colours I asked them to dye for me, lots of what they are calling Cerise and Ruby colours like these:

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Cerise 10 Cerise 10 Cerise 9 Cerise 9 Cerise 8 Cerise 8 Ruby 1 Ruby 1

And I have been dyeing the greens myself but will probably add some Weavers Bazaar greens in as well.

In between doing this I am trying to clear out PJ’s old workshop in order to use it as a studio. Success, I called a nice company in Littlehampton this morning and next Thursday morning they are coming to (hopefully) buy the lathe and all sorts of other bits and pieces. Hurrah! They are not sure about the bandsaw as it is difficult to get parts – so sell it for spares I thought but didn’t say anything. There are huge amounts of blocks for woodturning, making bowls and stuff so I might try to get in touch with the local woodturning group and see if they want them. PJ is out whilst I am doing this fingers crossed he hasn’t decided to take up wood turning again in the last few hours.

So, below are some images from the show, it looks lovely, the vinyl lettering on the window gave me a moment when it stuck in the wrong place but it only has to stay until Sunday night.

 

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Technology eh!

So, I wrote this post and then it fell over and I lost everything I had written, not even lurking somewhere as a draft.

So what’s new? Well, I heard from the Artapestry5 jury and yes they like the triptych and it has been accepted. Hurrah – that’s 600 or more hours of weaving vindicated. So it is off to Denmark somewhere around the end of the year – loads of time to put the felt backing on!

The course at West Dean seemed to go well, here are some images of work by the students: (this is where it fell over last time so I am getting them in early before the laptop does it again and so I don’t lose loads of typing.) The students were all lovely artists and worked very hard over the three days.

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Not everyone was keen on the ‘show and tell’ at the end of the course so not all the work is there, to be honest I can’t blame them it isn’t really what I like to do at the end of the course. Anyway we all got through it which was quite remarkable bearing in mind I popped home at the end of the first day to pick up a few things and some idiot drove into the back of my car and wrote it off. I would post a photo of my bruises but there is such a thing as decency, there again anything can be art.

Just after that we went away for a few days to Lynmouth and had a lovely time in a nice hotel called The Bonnicott House Hotel where I might add they do the most amazing eggs benedict for breakfast. The best day was the one where we walked up through the sea mist and sat for some hours on a hillside watching the mist come and go – PJ got some lovely pictures but also some lovely bites and I met some not so lovely ticks, fortunately I never go anywhere without my trusty tick remover.

So I do need to get some weaving done, I have Heallreaf 2 in London almost organised, just got to check a few things with the gallery, pay the deposit on the van and do a hanging plan, oh and order the vinyl lettering, so maybe not as organised as I thought. There should be an ad in the July/August Selvedge magazine, please let me know if you see it. The proposals for Heallreaf 3 are just about to go out, yes I know it’s not til 2019 but I thought the people I am sending them to might want to come to the London show.

So what about weaving you ask? Well, there are lots of ideas floating about, there’s the diptych which I am still waiting for some yarn to be dyed for, there’s the 3D fishing line pod with a smaller red pod inside, there’s the experimentation of several layers of warps on one piece looking like tendons in the human body and there is the latest piece which is based on one of my drawings and I can’t decide whether to go back to square or go round again, it was going to be square but I think round works well. Here is an image of the cartoon, it gives a general idea but I always carry so much of the finished image in my head it truly is just an approximation,

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Hopefully by the next blog I will have started it. It was going to be 120 cms wide as a square so I suspect the circle will be something in that region in diameter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As usual….

a lot seems to have happened since the last post. I got an email back from the organisers of ‘Artapestry5’ and they said my triptych was eligible so I cracked on and this is the result:

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It is about 2.3 metres wide, each tapestry being about 75cm in diameter. Fortunately the deadline was extended from the 31st March to 15th April. This was very useful as Mum was poorly again with her third chest infection in 6 weeks. Then Heallreaf 2 had to be set up and my photographer and general helper went down with some sort of flu bug and spent best part of a week in bed. I think he has given it to me as I am starting to feel a little under the weather. At least the show is up and running and I just have to be well for Wednesday which is the PV 5-7pm. The show was very quiet yesterday, only 19 visitors but was busier today with over 50. You just never know.

So now I am a trifle lost, no weaving on the go and no tapestry exhibition to organise. What am I going to do with myself? Well, maybe just head for my bed for a bit. Between two poorly relatives it has been regular to have nights with only 3 hours sleep and whilst we all joked when I was at college that ‘sleep was over rated’ I am very fond of my bed and goose down duvet and pillow.

Needless to say the house is very untidy and grubby so I feel duty bound to do a bit about that before launching into the next tapestry project, I have a big diptych organised but got Weavers Bazaar to dye some of the yarns for me and am still waiting on some colours so can’t really make a start on that yet. I have another in mind but am not sure how big to weave it. The Kate Derum awards in Australia are coming up in June and I would like to put something for that but the size limit is 30cm square so the drawing I was thinking of doing was going to be a metre square (ish) but then I thought maybe do it small and fine, but I think it will be better larger. It is an odd sort of surreal landscape and I still can’t decide whether to put in on a washy coloured background or a pale back ground. Some photoshop playing due I think. Maybe I could do it small and large.

I also have to do some work for the short course I am teaching at West Dean, a three day course on three dimensional sculptural tapestry.

https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses/3d6979-three-dimensional-tapestry-weaving-soft-sculptures

Just one place left available – get it whilst it’s hot!

I am involved in an exhibition at Haslemere Museum in September and want to do a whole series of pods all about the size of a tennis ball ranging from red to black so I did start one of those today at the exhibition. I don’t usually like to weave whilst invigilating, it has it’s pros and cons but it was so boring yesterday I had to take something to do just in case today was as bad.

Yesterday I started writing the proposal for Heallreaf 3 in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This time I know exactly where the time has gone.

So, unlike me, I am having a bit of a displacement activity. Weaving is usually my displacement activity but I have just heard the criteria for Artapestry5 and it looks like the piece I am trying to finish is the wrong size. Sigh!

I think I posted a bad image of the first part of the triptych so here is a slightly better image of the second part.

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I have started the third one now but it is all black except the red line and the face and for some obscure reason I decided to weave it on black warp which is not kind to the eyes. I have this odd idea that black weft and black warp gives a much blacker and velvety black. I have done some tests and the colour of the warp does impact on the piece but I am not sure it has enough of an effect to warrant the eye strain. Strangely the one pictured above is woven on blue warp but it doesn’t look it in the picture. The light in my studio isn’t good at the moment.

Of course, on top of this weaving I have also been organising Heallreaf 2 the tapestry exhibition. The jurors made their decisions out of 160 pieces of work entered and have chosen 31 pieces and I have added a piece by Kirsten Glasbrook, one of the jurors. My work got in which I was quite pleased about. It was all anonymous so they didn’t know it was mine, well I don’t think they did. It is the round blue piece that didn’t get into the Cordis. Some artists work, like Anne Jackson or Jilly Edwards is immediately recognisable but I don’t think I have been weaving long enough for anyone to recognise mine just by looking at it.

So if you are around please come to the exhibition, details below:

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Come and say hello if you get there, I’ll be the one looking pale and exhausted in the corner.

Part of me is hoping the triptych doesn’t comply with the criteria for Artapestry5 (I have emailed to ask) as then I won’t have to be weaving til the early hours of the morning between now and the end of the month. I can maybe take some time to consider some of the experimental work I have been mulling over lately. Although I still have to crack on and get it finished, just not on such tight deadlines.

Displacement over, I’m off to weave for the day.

 

February Already?

Yes, no doubt you are fed up of me saying things like this but just where does the time go? It goes into weaving that’s where it goes.

I have been weaving desperately to try to get a triptych ready for the end of March to enter into Artapestry5. Also I have been administering all the proposals sent into the BTG exhibition ‘Sound and Weave’ and I was one of the jurors. Stupidly I arranged the weekend for telling artists if their work had been selected for that to be the same weekend I finalised all the entries into ‘Heallreaf 2’. So last weekend was a bit fraught. Especially as my Mum was very poorly too. So that is all behind me now, and I have spent a few blissful days weaving.

I taught a days workshop on weaving pods at the beginning of December which was fun, I was asked about weaving with fishing line. So you can guess what happened next, I got some fishing line and did a quick pod.

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I have cut the tails off since taking this photo and it hasn’t come undone. I am thinking of doing a larger one – this one is only about four centimetres across – I want to do one about 20-25 centimetres across with a small black one attached inside. Fishing line is okay to weave with but the weft doesn’t wiggle around the warp as beautifully as you might want it to. Hence keeping the sides straight is even more of a trial than usual.

I also have images of the triptych so far – not very good ones, the tapestries are quite large for me, about 70cm across so the first one I had to lay out on the bed and stand on the edge to get it in shot. It looks very baggy, in fact I can’t believe how wrinkled it is but then it hasn’t been blocked yet or the slits sewn up. I couldn’t sew them up before taking it off the frame (long story). Also it refused to roll right side out when first cut it off so I rolled it right side in for a while, strangely it will now roll right side out which I have always believed to be the right way, it’s the way tapestries usually want to roll. Who knows what state it will end up in when I block it.

You can just see the outline of a face emerging in the black on the second piece. (Bottom RHS). The third weaving of the triptych will be all black with the red line and the face and they will be hung next to each other hopefully with the red line all on the same level – if I get it right. I can always blame whoever hangs it if it’s wonky.

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And finally, I have just found an artist called Daniel Zeller. His images are fascinating and I am trying to think how I can weave something similar. As you can see below they are incredibly complicated and I couldn’t weave that but I am thinking of the idea of several layers of weaving all stretched across each other and disappearing like ligaments into muscle, or roads into tunnels. They would have to be woven on and left on the frame, I realised that from my previous excursions into this type of weaving, cut them off and they curl up and die.

And even more finally, I had over 150 pieces entered for the Heallreaf 2 exhibition so am waiting for the jurors to come back to me and also for the results of the latest Arts Council Funding application. Got everything crossed for that one, should hear next week I think.

Some weaving.

So life is quite busy and not as much weaving has been achieved as I would have liked. There has been a bit of dyeing and the like so I haven’t been a complete sloth.

Yes Fiona’s course was excellent. There are times when I am on a course like that I wonder why I am still going on courses when I did three years at college (I am sure PJ asks the question regularly) but you cannot fail to learn from someone who has been weaving for decades when you have only been weaving a few years. This is the piece I started on the last day and finished when I got home:

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I thought the ends might be an interesting way to finish off the warp threads on my pod weavings. It looks a bit jellyfishy and floaty on the black like that.

A closer look – although I think I prefer it from a distance!

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Between the last blog and now we have had a lovely trip to France. When we got there our nice friends Annie and John asked where we would like to go and I said  ‘How far is Angers?’ So they were absolute stars and drove us and hour and a half each way so I could look at tapestries. Firstly there are the medieval ones in the chateau which were amazing, there were so many of them but the place is VERY dark. It still strikes wonder into my heart when you think how fine those tapestries are and they were woven from the back and by candle light. There is a video showing them taking one down and they turn it over so you can see the back – yes – those greens are really bottle green and the reds are scarlet. Just amazing 0 sorry I said that already.

Secondly we went to see the Jean Lurcat tapestries at the other end of town. A nightmare to park as the inordinately loud funfair was in the car park. So you walked through these doors and the funfair died you found yourself in an oasis of calm and confronted by the series of tapestries known as ‘The Song of the World’ (only in French but I can’t spell it.) I have seen these tapestries on the internet – trust me these images do them NO JUSTICE WHAT SO EVER. Below is a link thingy to a youtube video. It isn’t very good but at about 4 minutes and a bit you get to my favourite tapestry of the lot which is the Man of Hiroshima. I cannot find a good image of it anywhere. I like it partly because it has elements of the Graham Sutherland crucifixion of Christ tapestry at Coventry cathedral. That may just be the greeny colour and the skeletal figure but something about it resonates with me. (be very impressed I managed to imbed a youtube video into my blog – I am!)

And finally after going there, next door was another tapestry exhibition of contemporary tapestries. Now I did have to take a deep breath with this one because like the Lurcat tapestries these were designed by artists and woven by weavers. But some of them were stunning.

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This one is by the artist Mario Prassinos and is called ‘MacBeth’ It was one of my favourites along one by Andre Borderie but I cannot find an image of that, here is another of his, it gives an impression of the sort of images he had woven:

So too many pictures this time, but all I can say is – if you are ever any where in the vague region of Angers and even if you only have a passing interest in tapestry – just go to all three venues, it is a day worth spending.

So strangely whilst on my travels through the internet to bring you some of these images I found this:

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It is call a cartoon for a tapestry and comes from this website: http://www.price4design.com/uploads/argus_articles/1032/wogensky-m.jpg

It appears to be some sort of site which is an ‘online sales platform of selected design & vintage furniture’. I wonder how effective it is at selling work?  It’s a nice cartoon, I wouldn’t mind trying to weave it myself.

Back to the weaving frame, I will post an image of the latest as soon as there is very much to see.

I am teaching again in Angmering next month – just a day on the 12th to teach the very basics of my three dimensional pod weaving. If anyone is interested let me know and I’ll put you in touch with the organiser.