Stitched Time at WOW Folkestone

Stitched Time opened in Folkestone on 2 March 2015 with a conversation hosted by Dover Arts Development (DAD) with all the Stitched Time artists taking part in the conversation along with other guests. The exhibition ran from 3 – 7 March in an empty shop at 2 Church Street, which was also the venue in which…

Stitched Time touring to Folkestone

I am really pleased to announce that Stitched Time is touring to Folkestone as part of WOW (Women of the World Festival) in Folkestone from 3 – 7 March. Venue 2 Church Street. Ope Tues – Fri 12-3pm, Sat 11am – 4pm. The WOW week “celebrates the incredible achievements of women and girls and looks at the most…

First scroll completed

We started off the day considering this article in The Guardian on the 10 Sexist scenarios that women face at work which Rosie brought in. It had us laughing in horror. Unbelievable. Congratulations to Ruth Payne who has completed a whole scroll well before the rest of us and had time to start a new one…

Second week

Well it was definitely cooler today but that didn’t mean we got a lot more work done, although progress towards the ten-scroll target is steady and we should get five done by the end of the week. Our day usually starts with tea and conversation which today was about the restrictive nature of traditional female clothing. Once,…

First 3 days of making

We have been melting in our white boiler suits, while trying to work with slippery thread on fragile paper over the past 3 days. Today I tried to block out some of the sun and keep the space a little cooler, without much success. The work we are doing has no apparent function, or even,…

Threads workshop…some more pics.

Just a few more pictures from our threads workshop on Saturday. These images reflect what I was playing about with during the day. I don’t seem to have any pictures of what others were doing! I think it is quite a difficult one to resist the lure of the surface and is actually something I…

FABRIKA

We are pleased to invite you to Fabrika, a fashion, textiles and jewellery exhibition and atelier at Pop Up Shop 64-66 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4DS Artists: Alison Blackburn, Kathleen Keefe, Sarah Ee, Clare Smith, Rosie James, Emma Gates Programme: Exhibition: 5th – 25th July Mon-Sat 11am-4pm Exhibition Preview: 4th July 4pm onward… Workshops: Every Saturday Sat 5th July 11am –…

Paper Workshop

Clare and I held our second workshop ‘Paper’ yesterday in the wonderful space above Clare’s studio. There were 13 artists altogether which meant for some interesting conversations and collaborations. We were joined by Ron Wright who gave a really interesting talk about his time as a Papermaker at Dover’s Buckland Mill. This spurred us on…