Bucks Art Weeks returns this Saturday, with a two-week celebration of the county’s most talented artists and makers running from 11 to 26 June.
Here at QPAC we’re focusing on textiles, with four fantastic artists sharing their work. See below for an introduction to each of them, along with news of some fantastic workshops they’ll be running as part of the event.
Recipient of the Embroiderer’s Guild Graduate award, Alex Vincent Turner has a focus on all things ethical, utilising everything from pre-loved fabrics and threads to creating natural dyes and hand-spinning his own homegrown linen to ensure his hand-crafted designs and artworks are zero waste.
Jo Evans makes quiet, paintless paintings using beautiful natural fabrics and papers such as linen, silk and hemp, manipulating but also relinquishing control to the warp and weft. At first glance the work is minimal, almost flat but on closer inspection oozing texture and tone.
Born and raised in Scotland, Marie Jones’ ‘felted wool and embroidery paintings’ are inspired by the wild coastlines and landscapes of her childhood, as well as the gentler rolling hills and woodlands of Buckinghamshire.
Hannah Heys has a keen eye for colour and a passion for contemporary textiles, creating hand tufted, latch hook and punch needle wall hangings and cushions, with sustainable sustainable practices woven into every piece.
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DROP SPINNING
with Alex Vincent Turner
Learn the basics of top whorl drop spinning with Alex. You will come away knowing how to spin wool singles, setting twists and how to ply two yarns together.
This one-off class runs on Sunday 19 June from 11.30am-1.30pm. Click here to book now.
with Marie Jones
Suitable for all experience levels, learn how to create a needle felted wool picture, (landscape or beach scene), with hand stitching embellishment.
There are two opportunities to attend this three-hour class (running 11.30am-2.30pm) – 19 & 26 June. Click here to book now.