Posts Tagged: Textiles

A classic approach to weaving (and a wild one to colour)

Many people know (and treasure) Mary Post’s work. Her approach to weaving is a classic one, though her approach to colour is anything but! Yes, there are some soft and muted shades, of course there are, but there are also

A classic approach to weaving (and a wild one to colour)

Many people know (and treasure) Mary Post’s work. Her approach to weaving is a classic one, though her approach to colour is anything but! Yes, there are some soft and muted shades, of course there are, but there are also

Weaving the seashore

Kathryn Parry’s work is almost impossible to categorise – she mixes weaving, crochet and stitching to create something completely unique. She’s inspired by the landscape, and particularly by the sea and the shore – in Anglesey, specifically, at the moment,

Weaving the seashore

Kathryn Parry’s work is almost impossible to categorise – she mixes weaving, crochet and stitching to create something completely unique. She’s inspired by the landscape, and particularly by the sea and the shore – in Anglesey, specifically, at the moment,

Sketching with fabric

Fancy colour, thread, texture, mixing media and then using a sewing machine? Karen Hall is a textile artist who loves all of these and who is happy to pass her enthusiasm on. And she’ll be doing just that on 26

Sketching with fabric

Fancy colour, thread, texture, mixing media and then using a sewing machine? Karen Hall is a textile artist who loves all of these and who is happy to pass her enthusiasm on. And she’ll be doing just that on 26

Print the Fibre and Fabric Fair

Or an owl, or an elephant, or all sorts of things: Nerys will be encouraging us all to make quite a mess with colour and fabric. It’s huge amounts of fun, and Nerys is a great teacher (she is one,

Print the Fibre and Fabric Fair

Or an owl, or an elephant, or all sorts of things: Nerys will be encouraging us all to make quite a mess with colour and fabric. It’s huge amounts of fun, and Nerys is a great teacher (she is one,

Fibre and Fabric – get into a spin!

The late May bank holiday weekend sees the return of the Fibre and Fabric Fair this year (Sat 26 / Sun 27 May, in the Memorial Hall, open 10am – 4.30pm). It’s not quite like the craft fair in that,

Fibre and Fabric – get into a spin!

The late May bank holiday weekend sees the return of the Fibre and Fabric Fair this year (Sat 26 / Sun 27 May, in the Memorial Hall, open 10am – 4.30pm). It’s not quite like the craft fair in that,

Colour, colour, colour

The sheer amount of colour is one of the first things most commented on by visitors to the fair, so here’s a look at some of the fabulous colours from those craftspeople working with textiles: wool, silk, cotton… Felted wool

Colour, colour, colour

The sheer amount of colour is one of the first things most commented on by visitors to the fair, so here’s a look at some of the fabulous colours from those craftspeople working with textiles: wool, silk, cotton… Felted wool

Meet the Maker: Mary Post

‘Handwoven scarves by Mary Post of Harlech’ it says on the labels for Mary’s gorgeous weaving. The label really should have the word ‘beautiful’ added at the beginning. There’s quite a story behind Mary’s weaving, and it all started, essentially, on

Meet the Maker: Mary Post

‘Handwoven scarves by Mary Post of Harlech’ it says on the labels for Mary’s gorgeous weaving. The label really should have the word ‘beautiful’ added at the beginning. There’s quite a story behind Mary’s weaving, and it all started, essentially, on

Meet the Maker: Spiritstar

Welcome to Spiritstar. Gail and Ianto make gorgeous crochet slippers, as well as other crochet items, and are now working with leather too (a logical extension of the slippers, really, which have suede soles). And it all started as an anti-smoking aid.

Meet the Maker: Spiritstar

Welcome to Spiritstar. Gail and Ianto make gorgeous crochet slippers, as well as other crochet items, and are now working with leather too (a logical extension of the slippers, really, which have suede soles). And it all started as an anti-smoking aid.

Meet the Maker: Mo Couper

Mo Couper (also known as Mo Bach) makes beautiful pieces of jewellery. They are delicate hand-embroidered pictures, worked on felt made by Sue Terrey, who was with us at the Fibre and Fabric Fair last year. Mo went to Southend

Meet the Maker: Mo Couper

Mo Couper (also known as Mo Bach) makes beautiful pieces of jewellery. They are delicate hand-embroidered pictures, worked on felt made by Sue Terrey, who was with us at the Fibre and Fabric Fair last year. Mo went to Southend

Nearly there!

It’s less than a month to the Fibre and Fabric Fair – Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24 July, in the Memorial Hall. So what will be there? Well, this year we have: knitting and spinning free machine embroidery two types of

Nearly there!

It’s less than a month to the Fibre and Fabric Fair – Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24 July, in the Memorial Hall. So what will be there? Well, this year we have: knitting and spinning free machine embroidery two types of