Somerset Day will take place on 11 May, in honour of King Alfred the Great.
It celebrates “all that is great” about the “wonderful county” of Somerset.
My Somerset Day project
Warp is wool and weft is paper yarn. Light, warm and less fluff.
Black Swan Arts Open 2014 opened today, December 6th.
My work, “Chasing Shadows” was selected as one of the exhibition showpiece.
This piece is Hand Woven Japanese paper yarn fabric with Origami folding.
I could create series of shadows with the folding.
As you may see, my work is rather unique in this exhibition.
I’m glad the judge panel regarded this piece as an art, set aside the hot discussion “What is Art? and What is Craft?”
Also I would be honored to be selected among more than 500 submissions.
The selectors have chosen over one hundred pieces for the Open Exhibition, from a record 547 submissions and we would like to thank all those who have entered. This national competition is in its 12th year and we have received a tremendous variety of works across a broad range of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, print, photography, jewellery and animation.
My article is on The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, 2014 Summer issue.
The copy arrived yesterday.
They gave me 4 pages with big images. It looks fantastic!
I’m very pleased and proud of myself. This is the story of my journey with paper yarn.
Many thanks to all who helped me for this article.
This magazine gives you a great repertory of information for your inspiration, research, and knowledge.
Please visit their website for details.
Here is another exhibition news.
My lights are selected a National Exhibition of The Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
そしてこちらはThe Association of Weavers, Spinners and DyersのNational Exhibitionです。2年に一度開催され、多くの応募作品の中から選ばれた作品が並びます。
If you are nearby please drop in.
You will be impressed by amazing, beautiful and intriguing work.
They are all made by “hands”.
My lights are selected at Somerset Guild of Craftsmen Open Exhibition.
This is their first Open Exhibition.
Dates: 24th May – 20th June
Venue: The Courthouse Gallery, Somerton
For details: Somerset Guild of Craftsmen
I used to take some “Spinning, Weaving And Dyeing” classes organized by Somerset Skills and Leaning.
I had a great time with lovely ladies who had the same passion. The tutor, Mary, always shows her wide knowledge and gives great support for her students’ challenging projects.
I left her class many years ago but I popped in sometimes to have a joyful chatting with them.
Yesterday I visited their exhibition.
So many great achievements!!!
No more flowers in our garden. Yet it’s still full of colours.
The program called ‘color hunter‘ picks up 5 colours from the image.
And this is my translation of autumn colours from our garden.
upper-left: on my loom, upper-right: finished fabric
Cashmere, wool and silk-wool. Gorgeous touch!