Tag Archives: Prof. Lesley mIllar

Fantastically Inspiring Day at the ‘Matter of Material’ symposium, Turner Contemporary, Margate

Below I am posting my abstract from the Matter of Material Symposium which I took part in recently. The symposium, put together by UCA’s  Prof. Lesley Millar  accompanied the exhibition Entangled: Threads & Making, which has just finished at the Turner Contemporary.  It was a fantastically stimulating day, I really enjoyed the other speaker’s presentation’s, especially hearing from Freddie Robins in […]

fashion & textile ‘giants’ !

I have been in the presence of two ‘Fashion Textile giants’ over recent weeks! (May 2015) I was lucky enough to catch Dame Vivienne Westwood, DBE at the Revolution Café when she visited Ramsgate to support the Reality Party Election Campaign. It was such a pleasure to meet her.   I was delighted that Prof. […]

West Dean Tapestry Symposium : Skill based making in the contemporary art world

I have arrived at the beautiful Edward James Foundation – West Dean College, West Sussex, for the Tapestry Symposium, which takes place tomorrow.   I worked here as a student, many years ago, on placement at the Tapestry Studio assisting with the Henry Moore Tapestries.  I spent more time sourcing yarn than I did weaving […]