Needleweaving and a Funky Evening Tote

After yesterdays post and my ramble on a combination of chicken scratch, needle weaving, even weave techniques such as drawn and pulled thread work and contemporary laidwork on an evenweave foundation fabric I received an email from Allison Aller about a piece she had worked in contemporary needle weaving using …

Stephen Sollins

Stephen Sollins has recently exhibited his “deconstructed” embroidered samplers from his Elegy Series. Sollins takes samplers and removes the stitching, counts the stitches by colour and then embroiders a modernist geometric grid over the top. I have very mixed feelings about this practice as although a trace of the original …

Has anyone who reads this used Lutradur fabric?

I received an interesting question from Susan Sorrell. Has anyone used Lutradur in their textile practice? I had not heard of it and not seen it anywhere in Australia so of course I immediately did a search and came up with the company site. Lutradur specialises in the production of …

Interesting issue raised over at Musings of a textile itinerant

Dijanne Cevaal of Musings of a textile itinerant has raised some interesting issues about arts funding support for curators. As some people know but others I am sure are unaware of Dijanne is an independent curator who has toured a number of travelling exhibitions. Her main beef expressed in this …