Tuesday 14th August between 2 and 3 pm Textiles and Mixed Media artist Deborah Collum will be demonstrating and talking about her work at the Courtyard Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon
For directions please see the gallery website
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
Town Hall, Sheep Street Stratford upon Avon CV37 6EF
Preview Evening Friday 27th 7.30pm-10pm
Saturday 28th 10am-5pm
Sunday 29th 10am-2pm
The Weavers Gallery, Church Lane
Ledbury HR8 1DW
7th-13th May 2018 10am-4.30pm
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.