Talk at 11.00 a.m by Laura Thomas:
Laura Thomas is an established woven textile artist and
designer, making inventive work for contemporary spaces. Born and brought
up in Pembrokeshire, Laura studied at the University of Central England, the
Royal College of Art and then undertook a Weave Design Fellowship at the Ann
Sutton Foundation. Laura then established her studio practice in South
Wales in 2003 and has worked on a wide range of commissions and projects,
alongside being a part-time lecturer at Carmarthen School of Art. In 2017
Laura was honoured to be invited to undertake an artist residency in the
Kachchh region of India, spending time at the Khamir Craft Centre and
surrounding area. Laura will talk about the residency and the artwork made in
response which can currently be seen at Aberystwyth Arts Centre until the 9th
November. This project was devised and curated by Ceri Jones of Fieldwork with
funding from the British Council Wales, Wales Arts International and Arts
Talk at 2.00pm by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones:
Hollywood Glamour 1916 to 1965
The De Caversham Household is a living history group based
in Cardiff. For over fifteen years, we have researched various aspects of 14th
Century life, including clothing and textile crafts.
Spinning with a distaff is rarely seen nowadays and many people, even spinners, consider the distaff to be a tool for flax only. However, evidence from pre-Industrial Europe demonstrates that the distaff was used for all types of spinning, including for wool, for many centuries. Members of The De Caversham Household will discuss their research and demonstrate the traditional European distaff spinning methods that they have helped to reconstruct.
All meetings are now held in the Auditorium in the Main Building at St Fagans: National History Museum, unless otherwise advertised. The new lecture theatre is accessed through the main Museum entrance and up the stairs on the right.
Start times usually 10.30am for Coffee. Speakers at 11.00am and 2.00pm unless stated otherwise.
There is a £5.00 car parking charge at St Fagans.
Non-members are welcome, £6 for the day.
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