Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Farnham textiles 1949-2015

I enjoyed this exhibition at the Craft Study Centre (CSC) celebrating 66 years of textiles at what is now the University for the Creative Arts Farnham. It includes selected student work as well as historical and contemporary pieces from the collections of the Textile Department and the CSC. The Department is a centre of excellence for the teaching of weaving and printing, but inevitably I was attracted to the lace and the lace like. I was particularly taken by this lovely Shetland lace ring shawl – so fine you can thread it through a wedding ring. I was impressed by the fine knitting and by the fact that the wool was hand spun. How can anyone consistently spin wool that fine – amazing.

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