Delighted to be showing two new tapestries in this Eastern Region Textile Forum exhibition A Sixties Celebration “Flower Power” at Parndon Mill in Harlow.
This exhibition of original textile art is a celebration of the 1960’s. It showcases a diverse range of creative responses from the membership of the Eastern Region Textile Forum.
Opening Times – Tuesday – Friday 10am-5pm Sunday 2pm-4pm.
Parndon Mill, Off Elizabeth Way, Harlow, CM20 2HP
I wove two new tapestries, Tangerine Trees and Wallpaper in response to the exhibition title and brief.
Tangerine Trees is my own take on lyrics from The Beetles song Lucy In The Sky With Dimonds in the style of work by Peter Max, especially his pieces Adam Cosmo and Different Drummer.
Wallpaper is celebrating florals and home décor of the 60’s and the wallpaper boom. The beginning the 1960’s saw new products and processes appear with the first pre-trimmed and ready-pasted papers becoming available. Do-it-yourself (DIY) went through huge growth and by the end of the 60’s machines had taking over from hand block printing wallpaper.
Both tapestries are woven in repurposed and secondhand fibres.