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Cocooned from the Elements

A stormy residency in Scotland inspired weaver Lynne Hocking-Mennie and natural dyer Prach Niyomkar from North-East Thailand to collaboratively explore the symbol of an umbrella as protection from the elements. This blog is part ...

Voices of Makers #8

When the usual roller coaster of making and exhibiting changed into an emotional roller coaster designer-maker Olive Pearson adapted to explore new ways of working and selling. Our Voices of Makers blog is a space to share ...

Exploring the In-Between Nature of Ideas & Materials

Duality between landscapes and the in-between nature of their ideas connected artist Louise Barrington and jeweller Kiersten Holden-Ada during their residency in Halifax, Nova Scotia last year. This blog is part of a ...

Cadáver Exquisito Inspired by Dressing Up & Rituals

A shared love of dressing up inspired textile designer Kate Davies and Pilar Obeso Sánchez to explore disguise and performance in traditional rituals in Mexico and Scotland and collaboratively create a strange new performative being. ...

Voices of Makers #7

Understanding that this is a marathon not a sprint and giving herself permission to pause has led Claire Heminsley of Incahoots to change her way of life, learning new things and discovering unexpected delights. Our Voices of ...

Lockdown Residency

Basketmaker Sarah Paramor and weaver Jennifer Green transformed a collaborative residency that began in Halifax, Nova Scotia, last year into an inspiring and productive remote residency and encourage like-minded makers to try one. This ...

The Dual Meaning of Sustainability

Textile maker Fiona Hall of Camban Studio participated in a residency in Scotland with Soledad Ruiz and Dalila Rubicela from Oaxaca, the most culturally diverse state of Mexico, and as they explored identity and sustainability she ...

Where do we belong?

Weaver Cally Booker describes how belonging, identity and sustainability sit at the heart of her collaboration with visual artist Andrea Tsang Jackson in Halifax, Nova Scotia who also works in textiles. This blog is part of a series by ...

Voices of Makers #6

Juggling a family in lockdown with making and selling, textile designer Lorna Brown describes enjoying creative time with the kids, selling online, making scrubs for the NHS, a renewed love of observation and drawing and conflicted ...