PERSONAL RESEARCH – ART IN ACTION 2013

Another enjoyable year with lots to see and learn (and buy!)

This year I tried to concentrate on the textiles first and not get side tracked with the shopping.  I went with the intention of looking out for traditional crafts and thinking about the craft side of industry in general. Interestingly I noticed lots of traditional historical techniques being used in more contemporary ways and I also found designers using post production materials in a recycling/up cycling context.

Most noteworthy were;-

  • Bethan Jones – using post-industrial computer components for mixed media textiles
  • Fiona Rutherford – Historical vertical loom weaving with a modern twist on colour.
  • Sarah Fordy – Indigo Moose – Shibori and other techniques using indigo
  • Elsa Capelli – Sculptural pieces using ethnically sourced materials and using a traditional palm plaiting technique from Uganda.
  • Craft Finder – an online resource looking to promote the value of hand craft items in contrast to mass produced ones.
Bethan Jones - uses a lot of post industrial waste ( computer chips etc) in her mixed media textiles.

Bethan Jones – uses a lot of post industrial waste ( computer chips etc) in her mixed media textiles.

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