This is a talk about the theme of vanishing textile industries in my practice. I am interested in what can be offered by the hand made and the commercially manufactured product. In this instance The Sleeping Bag Project could be considered a metaphor which uses hand process, like washing sleeping bags, to reinvigorate and enlighten a manufactured product, that due to rapid commercialisation can make things disappear so very quickly. The hope is that within the vanishing textile industries that the handmade can bring something else to society – and this is the role that I think the textile artist can offer.
Period6 Oct 2015
Event titleThe Guild Symposium
Event typeConference
LocationLeeds, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational