A conversation the other day about artistic identity reminded me about this piece I wrote a few years ago for UK Handmade; I noticed that it’s no longer available there when I tried to revisit it and I’d like to share
I’m from Cumbria but now I live in west Wales. For the past ten years my home has been the beautiful Isle of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland, so this is a big change for me. I think about the quiet discipline of cloth: habits and quotidian rhythms and the structure of praying the hours; how our outworn clothes embody our history and memory; about what we keep and what we waste, and about connections and inclusion and mixing things up.Read more
The Tiny Little Encouragements project began with a series of small handwoven bags, containers for sharing words of encouragement or inspiration. You're invited to participate, if you're inspired, by creating a tiny bag, pouch or box, a container or vessel of your own, and sending it to someone else with some words you'd like to share.Read more
Dysgu Cymraeg - learning Welsh
Visit me on Wakelet where I curate the sites and apps I'm finding useful as I learn Welsh, and some Welsh sites related to textiles, colours and heritage.
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What is art? What does it mean to you? These are some of the thoughts I wrote down a few days ago when I was asked to reflect on these questions (by Anastasia Azure): Art is making that expresses meaning