Picking Up The Thread: fibre arts

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The Women’s Arts Association opted for some imaginative fun in their autumn show. “Picking Up The Thread” is on show at Butetown History & Arts Centre on Bute Street until November 29th. The theme is fibre and the interpretation has a wide range.  Each Women’s Arts member was to bring a guest or heirloom, and there are over 50 pieces to see.

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The images on the poster are by Sonja Benskin Mesher.  In the cabinet are sculptor Dilys Jackson’s cloth doll and clothes which she made while ill aged 13, and  a sampler of tatting (a form of lace-making) by Amy Trout.  Dilys writes that “She worked for Vickers Aircraft Co [applying as A Trout ie they thought she was a man] and then was appointed  Lecturer in Aeronautical Engineering at Southampton University.  She was an Esperantist and a Horticulturalist.”  The tatting is lovely too.

On the wall above…

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2 thoughts on “Picking Up The Thread: fibre arts

  1. Thanks for the re-blog, Sonja, as well as the lovely images which came out so well on the poster, and your work, so do i, which was much appreciated, and Ann Conway’s wonderful sheep.

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