On October 5th I’ll be presenting Deeper than Dyeing at World Textiles Day, Saltford, near Bristol. I’ll outline the influence of World Textiles on my work, and bring a varied selection of textiles (of all kinds) to stop everyone falling asleep.
Some examples go way back to my childhood, such as this gold-and-black-woven evening jacket that belonged to a great-aunt. Others reflect a growing interest in textiles and techniques and tools, acquired not at art college (I studied graphic design), but on travels in India, Indonesia and Australia.
When I originally agreed to speak I had to scratch my head a bit. I’ve never actively thought through, or publicly acknowledged, the influence that travels and observations have wrought on past and current work, and my diverse interests. On finally deciding the talk’s direction I needed a title, and kept circling Deeper than Indigo, the title of an extraordinary book by Jenny Balfour-Paul. I asked Jenny if she minded my adapting her title – and she was kind enough not to – which is just as well. Once I arrived at Deeper than Dyeing as a title I couldn’t imagine anything that worked better.
I’ll be speaking at 11 am.
Deeper than Indigo by Jenny Balfour-Paul
September 14, 2019 at 5:33 pm
6.30 14 Sept 2019: Hi there, Not ‘Salford’ as in Salford, Manchester but SALTFORD, Bristol! Have a fantastic day Isabella!
September 14, 2019 at 5:52 pm
Thank you. But oddly enough it’s correct on my original version and online.. ? Where have you seen the error?
September 14, 2019 at 8:53 pm
Aha. Now I found it – in a link. Thank you.
September 15, 2019 at 9:41 am
Good luck Isabella – hope it goes/went well.
September 15, 2019 at 11:21 am
Thank you Richard