UPDATE Nov18: The start time for our meeting has been changed to begin at 12:00 Noon. Our speaker will join us at 12:30 pm. All members should now have an invitation to the online meeting in their email.
November’s virtual guild meeting will be held on November 19th. Our speaker will be joining us via Zoom from England. Due to the different time zones, the live session will start earlier in the day. The guild business meeting starts at 11 am, and the speaker will join us at 11:30 am Pacific Time. Elizabeth’s presentation will address passementerie and frame loom weaving, and will be recorded and available to guild members for one month.
All guild members will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting on the morning of November 19.
Here is a blurb from Elizabeth’s website: http://www.elizabethashdown.co.uk/
Elizabeth Ashdown MA RCA is an artist based in South East England and Toronto, Canada. She creates contemporary, hand woven artworks using the endangered craft of Passementerie. Only one of a few hand Passementerie weavers working in the UK today, Elizabeth combines traditional craft skills with a contemporary aesthetic in order to create intriguing and playful art works.
Intricate weaving techniques are combined with an energetic use of colour, pattern and material combinations to create one-off and bespoke artworks, both large and small. Elizabeth’s process is labour-intensive yet playful and intuitive. Every part of her work is created by hand – from carefully dyeing silk yarns in vibrant colours, to spinning cords and weaving.
Elizabeth’s work can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the UK and abroad. She has produced exclusive handmade artworks for clients such as Liberty, the Clothworkers’ Company, Cassamance and Camira Fabrics, as well as undertaking bespoke commissions for private clients. Elizabeth is represented by Future Icons – Future Icons represents the best contemporary craft and design makers in the UK.