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Fabulous flowers! Julieta will make these into brooches to sell to raise money for charity.

@ju.lieta3408
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#vibrant
#fundraiser
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Work in progress by our featured artist, Ruth Darby for our Just Three Words exhibition in July. Stitching into these brass rubbings made at St Martin-in-the-Fields in response to Remedios Varo (artist), rust red (coloour) and relief/rubbing (technique).

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A r t i s t F e a t u r e : Ruth Darby

Coming to textiles through a love of dress-making led Ruth initially to investigate its sculptural and 3D possibilities, and her interest in paper as a textile medium also fed into this consideration of form. In addition, the invitingly tactile nature of the materials available, including plastics, wire and metal, encouraged experiments in contrasting textures.

More recently, Ruth has turned to stitch, especially hand stitch, as a means of examining and responding to issues of importance to her. The slower pace of hand stitch seems to encourage work of a more personal nature and on a more intimate scale. She has found its therapeutic qualities of great value, particularly as life locked down in the Covid pandemic.

The natural world provides endless inspiration for Ruth`s work, often plant forms, trees or water, which is perhaps a reaction to, as well as an escape from her urban existence.

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A beautifully calm, Japanese-inspired piece by @annawhite.textiles for our JUST THREE WORDS exhibition at the Jeannie Avent Gallery in July.

Anna`s words were: Fukumi Shimura, forest green and feather stitch. She has used recycled kimono fabric and sashiko thread to maintain the Japanese feeling.

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We are loving these beautiful, delicate botanical prints by Karen Morton. WIP for our "Just Three Words" exhibition in July at the Jeannie Avent Gallery, East Dulwich. Karen`s words are: Eva Hesse, hapazome and heliotrope.
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Some complicated English paper piecing patchwork in progress by Sue Kibby. We are intrigued to see the final result, which will feature in our "Just Three Words" exhibition at the Jeannie Avent Gallery in July.

@sue.kibby2018 @jeannieaventgallery

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Judith`s colourful, textural weaving using a cut up old woollen jumper and yarn that she saw being recycled from old sweaters in our previous post.

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Carousel artist Judith Gubbay was fascinated to see these huge bundles of colour-sorted woollens in Prato, Italy, ready to be recycled back into yarn for spinning and turning into new textiles.

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New member Anna White, @annawhite.textiles, has been busy this week! Some gorgeous natural dyeing ready for tapestry weaving as well as lovely textural handmade paper and experiments with feltmaking.

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A r t i s t F e a t u r e : Marilyn Williams
@marilyn.wl

During her career as an art teacher, Marilyn worked closely with the Textile and Design Technology Departments developing joint projects together. This resulted in an interest in a wide range of skills and materials.

On retirement from teaching, Marilyn attended short courses initially and then the Textile Foundation course at Morley College, followed by the Advanced Textiles courses at Morley and City Lit. colleges.

She has a special interest in developing her own drawings and photographs, using many techniques, especially various printing methods with hand and machine embellishment.

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Our featured artist this week, Rosaline Darby, had Leonora Carrington (artist), carmine (colour), and couching (technique) to respond to for our Textile Conversations three word challenge. She let her imagination run riot to create this wonderfully textured tribute to Leonora Carrington.

We will be showing all of the pieces made for this challenge at the Jeannie Avent Gallery, East Dulwich, 17 - 31 July.

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A r t i s t f e a t u r e : Rosaline Darby
@rosalinedarby

The things that are expressed in Rosaline’s art are a combination of personality, observations of the world around her, and reactions to current and historical events.


Although she never pursued the career in biological sciences that she envisioned for herself in her youth, Rosaline has retained a deep interest in all aspects of the natural world. She enjoys drawing people, animals (particularly birds), and plants, with an emphasis on capturing interactions and fleeting, ephemeral moments.


Drawing, printmaking, and machine and hand embroidery are the mainstays of her practice, but she enjoys experimenting with the possibilities of new and unconventional techniques and materials to find the best and most appropriate way to express an idea.


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Brenda has Barbara Rae (artist), blue/turquoise (colour) and buttonhole stitch (technique) to respond to in a piece 30 x 30cm for our Textile Conversations three word challenge. This super Barbara Rae-inspired painted background is just the start.

We will each be producing two of these small pieces for an exhibition at the Jeannie Avent Gallery in East Dulwich in July.

@brendaparsonsartist
@jeannieaventgallery

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A r t i s t F e a t u r e : Julieta Gimpel

Having studied fine art in her native Colombia, Julieta moved to Paris to study set design and ended up printmaking at William Hayter’s Atelier 17 and then took an MA in printmaking in London. For two decades, she exhibited paintings, drawings and prints at the October Gallery in London and abroad.

An invitation to represent her country at Notting Hill Carnival prompted a change of direction for Julieta: loving the idea of working with dancers, choreographers, actors and musicians, in 2003 she founded a small arts company, Mandinga Arts, with her husband who is also an artist, to design and create costumes, puppets, floats and props for carnival, circus and street theatre.

Studying at Morley College has introduced Julieta to a wide range of contemporary techniques, which she enjoys combining with more traditional ones in her textile work. A trip to Japan to study shibori techniques has also had a big influence on her work.

@ju.lieta3408
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Innovative work by Julieta using bark cloth.

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A lovely, smiley Judith with her latest small tapestry piece, "Dyed in the Wool: Where Woad Met Weld", at our recent Textile Conversations exhibition in Hammersmith.

@judith_gubbay
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#naturaldye
#plantdye
#wovenart
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