Stroud International Textiles – Pairings Open

Well – we made it!

Click on the link below to view all the selected films shown at the 2012 Stroud International Textiles Pairings launch party! Hope many of you can visit this year’s exhibitions and events  and follow the artists’ blogs about their collaborative work.

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Lasered London Plane Pom Pom Tree

A different perspective of the Pom Pom Tree aka a London Plane Tree – laser scanned by Peter Merrett

Peter says ” The colours – The laser scanner records the 3D position of each point it surveys, but it also records the amount of energy returned from each point. This is a measure of it’s reflectivity and in the laser scanning world we call it ‘intensity’. The computer then applies an artificial colour to each different intensity.

You can select different colour ranges.

This also means that you can scan in the dark, but still get the same colour variation which is dependent on how reflective the surface is”

…thanks to Peter Merrett

Mapping the Future Exhibition starts tomorrow

The Exhibition is finally here after all the hard work that the participants have put in to make this event a great success.
All are welcome to come and join us at The Brewhouse in Taunton on the first day of the exhibition. The preview is from 5.30 -8pm on Thursday 23rd February 2012.
Catalogues and handouts of all the textile works are available to see and buy.
See you there!

“Pompom tree”

Whilst some of the team were setting up the exhibition at The Brewhouse in Taunton with curators, Sue Prichard, from the V&A and Tim Martin, curator at The Brewhouse, others were decorating the tree outside as a welcome to visitors.

Alison began organising a pompom trail from the railway station to the Brewhouse so that visitors can easily find their way to the exhibition, which is beginning to look so good.

So we all look forward to welcoming everyone to the preview tomorrow evening on the 23rd February between 5.30 – 8pm.

making on the journey

Off to meet Sue Prichard from the V&A to discuss Mapping the Future exhibition at the Brewhouse in Taunton – public pompom activity took place whizzing along on the train!

Here we are making for curious passengers to see!

One made and up for viewing!

When we arrived at the Brewhouse there was a pom pom tree outside – got us thinking!

Sue was excited about the possibilities for our show and full of curatorial ideas – made so much progress thinking it all through!

So we celebrated on the way home with more making… a good way of showing ‘where are you now’ –  mapping makers, sharing a skill, highlighting textiles for everyone to enjoy!