THREAD, PAPER, CLOTH is a new collaboration between Rosie James and Clare Smith. The project is very open and will enable a shared exploration of materials, taking in some critical theory along the way. We will be focusing on making – the value of the hand-made, on sharing skills and on the knowledge that comes through doing – and on materials.

We take as our starting point a paper by Tim Ingold: Bringing Things to Life: Creative Entanglement in a World of Materials.

Rosie and Clare first worked together on The Boat Cloth for The Voyager’s project, a DAD War & Peace commission. They both share an interest in drawing and stitch: Rosie often uses black thread on fabric, while Clare often uses red thread on paper.

© Clare Smith, Rosie James and Thread, Paper Cloth, 2013.