Drawn & Formed Exhibition

Embrace by Naomi Aindow - Silk organza, metal threads, silk thread, glass beads, sequins | Photo taken by Cadi Williams

The Goldsmith’s Centre’s Drawn + Formed exhibition; in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers  This exhibition explores the history and contemporary uses of hand-drawn wire in embroidery, jewellery and silversmithing. London was first introduced to gold and silver wire drawing by craftsmen from Europe around the 15th century, however, there […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on ‘Threads of Life’ by Clare Hunter

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”You cut a length of thread, knot one end and pull the other end through the eye of a needle you take a piece of fabric and push your needle into one side of the cloth, then pull it out on the other until it reaches the knot. You leave a space. You push your […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits Anni Albers at Tate Modern

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  Six Prayers (1966-7)   Anni Albers (1899- 1994) was a leading innovator of 20th Century modernist abstraction. Her work combined the ancient craft of weaving with the ideas and styles of modern art. She was a lady of many trades: an artist; a designer; teacher and a writer. The exhibition explores different aspects of […]