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Knitting and Stitching

On Wednesday 5 October, the Textiles and Art students went to the Knitting and Stitching Exhibition at Alexandra Palace in London, with Miss Keenleyside and Miss Hunter. Throughout the course of the day we were able to meet practicing textile artists and ask them lots of questions about their work, including Anne Kelly, Catherine Fox and Dionne Swift. We were also able to look around other textile galleries within the exhibition and we took many photos which we will be taking inspiration from. 

In the first part of the exhibition there were several textile responses, (examples shown below) to the gardens of Capability Brown who was the designer of our school grounds. 

capability brown inspired work

We also managed to see a live demonstration from well known textile designer, Anne Kelly, who was making an appliquéd and hand-stitched beetle postcard. It was really useful and interesting to understand what techniques she used and we could use in our work.

It was a very useful and enjoyable day. 
Jodie and Lucy M
Year 10

Capability Brown inspired work


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