Bridging Arts

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Design concept meeting in Shepherds Bush

The Opportunities Centre, Shepherds Bush. The first meeting on the design for the exhibition. All the embroidery will be displayed at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London in early October, a fantastic opportunity to take the project to a very wide, key, audience. A huge gesture of support from organiser Andrew Salmon of Twisted Thread, who has offered us space.
The challenge is how best to display very small, intricate pieces of embroidery in this arena.
David Cross, who works on lots of Bridging Arts projects, thinks of printing images on canvas banners. We decide to ask the University of East London, which printed the British Saris, to do this. Rabina Stratton, another Bridging Arts designer, thinks of mounting the swatches on foamboard, rather than framing, a brilliant idea - keeping them more immediate and accessible.
As always, a lot to do in a very tight time frame.