Happy Christmas from seam

Festive greetings!

As we approach the end of the year, it’s a great time to look back at seam members’ individual and collaborative achievements in 2018:

January – throughout the year Kate Bond has been working on a commission to create a huge feature wall for the new Macmillan Y Bwthyn Specialist Care Unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

Februaryseam visit to Collect, and Angie Parker was interviewed by interior design blog Seasons in Colour.

MarchAngie Parker exhibited at the CAA as part of their Colour Theory exhibition.

AprilGill Hewitt was busy developing new work which she showed as part of the SIT Select Trail in May. Linda Row presented her research paper Investigation of natural levels of copper in fungi as protection in wearable textiles for electrically sensitive individuals at the Textile and Place conference held at The Manchester School of Art and The Whitworth.

May  – Joy Merron was one of 50 invited artists who exhibited at The Fifty Bees exhibition at the Richard Jefferies Museum. Angie Parker exhibited as part of Hand, Head and Heart for London Craft Week, and Linda Row exhibited in the Biography in Cloth exhibition at the Bath Fringe Festival.

June – Julie Heaton‘s work The Bristol 2 Litre Engine was chosen by Grayson Perry to be included in the Royal Academy Summer ExhibitionAngie Parker’s work was shown in Germany with Design-Nation for EUNIQUE, a fair for unique design objects.

JulyPenny Wheeler and Angie Parker, held a Weaving Colour and Pattern masterclass at Bath Spa University. Julie Heaton finished her work A Couple on the Tube, after more than two years of stitching, and showed it with the Society of Designer Craftsmen at Chelsea College of Art. Gill Hewitt had her work Kingfisher 2 selected for Types of Abstract at Art Number 23, London.

AugustJulie Heaton wrote a guest blog post for Selvedge magazine.

Septemberseam hosted #SeptTextileLove, a month long Instagram conversation about textiles. Angie Parker and Joy Merron exhibited at the London Design Festival with Design-Nation. Linda Row also presented her research paper at the post graduate research conference, Between, held at the University of Wolverhampton.

Octoberseam visit to Anni Albers exhibition at the Tate Modern.

NovemberAngie Parker  wrote Fearless Colour, a short article for the November issue of the Journal of Spinners, Weavers, and Dyers.

DecemberExtremely Textiles exhibition at the Black Swan, Frome featuring
Desiree Goodall, Gill Hewitt, Julie Heaton, Angie Parker, Linda Row, Joy Merron and Kate Bond.

We are all looking forward to 2019 with new work and new exhibitions. The next seam Collective blog will be mid-January 2019, in the meantime though check out Angie Parker, Gill Hewitt and Joy Merron on Instagram who will all be posting regularly throughout the holiday season.

We hope everyone has a lovely Christmas break and a fantastic New Year.

Penny Wheeler

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