‘Telling Stories’ can be seen at the beautiful Weavers Gallery, Ledbury, 3rd-9th June 2019

Weavers Gallery, Ledbury HR8 1DW

3rd-9th June 2019

Free Admission

Following her successful 2018 exhibition at the Weavers Gallery Deborah Collum returns to Ledbury in June 2019 with a new collection of textile work: ‘Telling Stories’.
 
Colour and texture are celebrated again with variety of materials and techniques. Collages of fabrics have been hand-dyed, painted or printed, before being over-sewing with a riot of stitch and other embellishments such as beads, buttons and foils.
Telling Stories includes new landscapes based on the much-loved views around her Warwickshire home, describing the changing tapestry of the rural calendar.
Other works are more abstract, compositions of fabrics and stitch, colours and textures with the imperfections of the media – frayed edges and hanging threads – adding to the richness of the whole.
A new departure is a series of works depicting well known characters from literature ‘Shakespeare, of course’ Deborah says, ‘Living in Stratford-upon-Avon it becomes part of your DNA, but also Charles Dickens, fairy tales and myths and legends. Trying to portray personality through textile art has been an exciting challenge’.
By incorporating vintage fabric as well as the simply old and forgotten, each fragment with its secret history, Deborah hopes her work pays tribute to all the generations of women throughout history who darned, knitted and stitched to keep their families warm and their homes beautiful. ‘I hope that in a small way I’m continuing that noble and undervalued tradition. Each piece of my work is an act of love and each tells its own story’.

Deborah Collum Love Art – Stitched Landscapes workshop

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Monday 16th July, 10am – 4pm, 2018

At Tigley Textiles, Birlingham, Pershore WR10 3AF

In this fun creative textiles workshop you will use a range of materials and techniques, colours and textures to produce your own unique frame-able picture. Materials will be provided, sewing machines won’t be needed and the workshop will be structured to suit all abilities.

£75.00 to include materials and refreshments,

please bring your own lunch.

For further details email Dcollumart@gmail.com

Acts of Love: New textile art by Deborah Collum 7th-13th May 2018

The Weavers Gallery, Church Lane
Ledbury HR8 1DW

7th-13th May 2018 10am-4.30pm

Free admission

Deborah Collum explores colour and texture using a range of materials and techniques. While the exact method varies from piece to piece, she often begins with a collage of fabrics, dyed, painted or printed, machine-stitching them together before over-sewing with layers of hand embroidery and other embellishments such as beads, buttons and foils.

Deborah lives and works in a village near Stratford-upon-Avon and a strand of her recent work has been based on observations of the changing rural landscape from the viewpoint of her hillside garden. ‘I am convinced that in its quiet way Warwickshire is one of the most beautiful areas of Britain,’ she says, ‘As well as being home of course. The colours and textures of the fields and trees change daily and form a much loved and compelling tapestry.’

Other works are more abstract and may appear to be simply
a celebration of the materials: a composition of fabrics and stitch, colours and textures with the imperfections of the media – frayed edges and hanging threads – adding to the richness of the whole. ‘Each scrap of fabric has a secret back story’ she points out, ‘and every piece of my work has its own story too.’ This story is often hinted at in its title.

By incorporating vintage fabric as well as the simply old and forgotten, Deborah hopes her textile art pays tribute to all the generations of women throughout history who darned, knitted
and stitched to keep their families warm and their homes beautiful. ‘I do like to think that in my own small way I’m continuing that noble and undervalued tradition. Each piece is an act of love’.

Acts of Love can be seen at the beautiful Weavers Gallery in the historic town of Ledbury HR8 1DW 7th-13th May 2018.

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