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Main Guild Meeting 20th October
Tapestry Weaving: Then and Now.


This month we have a talk by guest speaker Matty Smith titled 'Tapestry Weaving: Then & Now'. This talk provides a short overview of the history of tapestry weaving, an introduction to the work of contemporary tapestry artists and an insight into a personal approach to tapestry weaving. The talk is enhanced with both illustrations of tapestry woven by notable tapestry weavers and actual tapestries woven by the speaker.

Matty Smith has been involved in textile activities for over three decades including hand spinning, hand dyeing and weaving of cloth. But in tapestry weaving, which she took up 10 years ago, she has found a textile medium that more completely enables her creativity to find expression.

The process of tapestry weaving is a form of textile painting which goes beyond the two-dimensional constraints of fine art, allowing texture, depth and 'substance' to be embedded in the finished piece to create a very distinctive 'presence'. 

Matty has been a member of both the Buckinghamshire Guild and the Berkshire Guild and is now a member of the Online Guild

10:30am doors open,

11am Mini Wheel Workshop,

1pm Notices and Show and Tell,

2:30pm Talk,
4:30pm chairs away

 

 

 

November 17th

Carol Waddle - Art on the Rocks

 

December 15th 

Christmas Meeting

Forthcoming events

See programme for full details >>

20th Oct Main guild meeting - Charvil Village Hall

24th Oct Spinning Group

1st Nov Weaving Group

7th Nov Spinning Group

15th Nov Weaving Group