Broughton Gathering: Saturday 17 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00 in Broughton Village Hall. Annual social get-together with neighbouring guilds and friends. Suppliers, sales tables, baking and raffle contributions, exhibits, Chrissie Ann competition. Admission £2. More info …
Tapestry Weaving Experience Days: Various dates Aug – Dec 2019
This tapestry weaving experience day at Dovecot Studios, the only operating tapestry studio in Scotland, is a rare chance to learn the art of tapestry weaving in our stunning studio, which is normally reserved for Dovecot weavers.
Aimed at absolute beginners, the workshop will introduce traditional materials of a cotton warp and wool weft, as well as the basic skills involved in creating a woven tapestry. Experimenting with a range of techniques, you will receive expert tuition from professional weaver Fiona Hutchison, and at the end of the day you are invited to sit back and admire your tapestry with a glass of fizz. Tickets £120 (+ booking fee).
Weavers of the Clouds, London: 21st Jun – 8th Sep 2019
This exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum, curated by Claudia Trosso and supported by Martin Morales, will highlight the varied work of contemporary artists, working with traditional weaving and embroidery techniques, or interpreting the aesthetic of traditional Peruvian textiles and costume using modern mediums. A Thread: Contemporary Art of Peru will feature sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media and tapestry, revealing the versatility of contemporary art practice inspired by ancient textiles of the Pre-Columbian period.