Bridging Arts

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Goldwork classes at the Asian Women's Group

Royal School of Needlework tutor Owen Davies teaches goldwork at the Asian Women's Group. On the table - a cushion he embroidered while training at the Royal School of Needlework.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Fashioning Diasporas seminar at V&A Museum

No embroidery was on display - but I spoke about Patterns, Place and Heritage at a conference and mentioned Stitch Wandsworth. The conference - Fashioning Diasporas at the V&A - brought together a kaleidoscope of speakers on the subject of fabric, pattern and dress.
Thanks to the organisers (Fashioning Diasporas is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project run by the Royal Holloway in collaboration with the V&A) we were able to display some of the British Saris. Draped expertly by Ann Tailor and her daughter, Deepika.