Sunday, 1 October 2017

Silk Unravelled Symposium



Silk Unravelled is a multidisciplinary event that explores exciting perspectives on the fascinating material that is silk: from insect to fibre, scientific innovation to theory, history to heritage, craftsmanship to industry, local to global production.

Keynote speakers
Helen Wang, “Silk as a Currency”
Curator of East Asian Money Coins and banknotes of East Asia, British Museum

Brenda King, “Silk and Empire”
Textile Historian, Textile Society UK

Screening of the documentary film Silk River
Q&A with film director Steve Shaw


Full programme:

9:30AM
Opening, registration and coffee
10-11AM
Keynote
Helen Wang, “Silk as a Currency”
Curator of East Asian Money Coins and banknotes of East Asia, British Museum
11-11:15AM Coffee break
11:15AM-1PM
Panel discussion Silk Fiction
Veronica Ranner (Designer and Lecturer, Royal College of Art) Polyphonic futurs
Elizabeth Atkinson (Writer, Royal College of Art) Derrida’s Silk Cocoon
Panelists tba
1-2PM Lunch break
2-3PM
Keynote
Brenda King, “Silk and Empire”
Textile Historian, Textile Society UK
3-3:15PM Coffee break
3:15-5PM
Panel discussion Silk: Global and Local 
Mark Nesbitt (Curator and Researcher at Kew Gardens) Silk collections from the British Empire
Magali An Berthon (Textile Historian and Documentarist, Royal College of Art) Silk production in contemporary Cambodia
Marta Velasco (Textile Designer, Royal College of Art) Pulau Banda collection
Lisa Gale (Visitor Experience Manager, Whitchurch Silkmill) Whitchurch Silk Mill: Preserving the Fabric
5-5:15PM Coffee break
5:15PM
Screening of the documentary film Silk River
Q&A with film director Steve Shaw
6PM Closing

Information:
Free entry – Booking required here: silkunravelled@gmail.com
Silk Unravelled Symposium
10.00-18.00
Room 102, Senate House, University of Londo
n, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7H

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Shetland Lace Cat"s Paw pattern


Detail of Shetland Lace Shawl, Cat"s Paw Pattern





Sunday, 12 February 2017

New Opera Shawl LULU

This shawl was inspired by the recent 
English National Opera production of Berg's LULU.



Opera Shawl LULU


LULU detail







Here are some clips from the production







Wednesday, 8 February 2017

New Opera Shawl ELVIRA

This is my first Opera Shawl for the New Year - ELVIRA







Here is a close-up of the detail.


Friday, 18 November 2016

Baa-ble hats

These are my Baa-ble hats, designed by Donna Smith  for Shetland Wool Week








Friday, 14 October 2016

Hampstead Craft Fair, 15 October 2016


I will be selling Shetland Lace products at this craft fair tomorrow. Hope to see you there!!




Monday, 26 September 2016

My most recent designs

I have made some new designs.



OPERA SHAWL
MARSCHALLIN






Two new Fair Isle berets