Handmade in Britain

Handmade in Britain 15, my last fair in 2015, finished Sunday 15th.
Many thanks to all visitors.

今年最後のフェアHandmade in Britain、無事終了しました。

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Great collection of Hand Crafted items at the fair.

 

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Collaboration

A couple years ago, I set up my floor loom at Dorothy Reglar‘s studio in New Brewery Art and worked with her for a while. It was a fantastic experience.
She made some garments with my woven fabric.

数年前Dorothy Reglarさんのスタジオに織り機を置かせていただき、Dorothyさんと一緒にお仕事をさせていただいたことがあります。
私が織った生地をDorothyさんが洋服に仕上げる、コラボで素敵な作品が仕上がりました。

She brought a coat, one of our collaboration, to the SIT Showcase.
The yarn is British tweed wool.

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Some other garments.

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Showcasing, the very best in British Contemporary Craft and Design, was held 23-24-25 October at  Town Hall.
Over 70 outstanding makers and designers participated. Talks, workshops and demonstrations also took place.

I’m honored to receive The Hartlebury AwardMost Outstanding Designer Maker.

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London Design Festival

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community.
The London Design Festival this year ran 19 – 27 September.

I visited V&A, Design Junction and Designersblock.

Ogham wall at V&A

As a basis for exploring the ancient and the contemporary, the installation translates this ancient language into an architectural construct of three metre high cast concrete ‘fins’ standing in the space of the Tapestry Gallery.

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Although many articles mentioned this exhibition, it was quiet.
Perfect location.

Each of the 20 letters represents the name of a sacred tree, where the individual pattern of the bark is etched onto the surface treatment of the concrete.

enjoy the varied rhythm and angles of the elements and the experience of light and shade. The installation aims to explore the space that Ireland occupies, one that is embracing design, innovation and technology while continuing to reference their embedded culture and heritage.

I don’t have much knowledge about Ogham or Ogram trees but I could feel dignity of the heritage.

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Walking down The River Thames

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset

In our garden most of flowers are gone.
Need to be a bit patient to enjoy autumn colour leaves.

庭の花はほぼ終わり、秋の色付きにはもう少し時間がかかりそうです。

Today I enjoyed the beautiful colours and patterns in Hauser & Wirth in Somerset.
The layout of the garden is fantastic. You will appreciate the great harmony.
Lunch was nice too.
It was a lovely day out.

今日はHauser & Wirthのガーデンでちょっと早めの秋を愉しんできました。
そのアレンジの妙に脱帽。
庭の散策の後は友人とランチ。
素敵な一日でした。

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WEFT 2015

Trowbridge Museum is the the county’s only specialist textile museum. You will see the history of textile trading in this area.

WEST ENGLAND FESTIVAL OF TEXTILES 2015 is on at Trowbridge Museum, until 7 November.
I’m showing my work at this festival.

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WEFT_2WEFT_3SIMPLY WEAVING: Weaving on simple looms
   Weaving as Therapy project was on BBC Wiltshire. (go 2 hours and 7 minutes)
OTHER FORMS: Showcase how weaving can be used in other ways

THE BIG WEAVE DAY
Saturday 24 October 11am – 3pm
“a huge variety of looms and weaving in action under one roof”

Also please check Wiltshire Times. You will read nice words by the Mayoress about the festival.

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