Monday 27th November to Saturday 2nd December ~ 10am – 4.30pm daily closing 4pm Saturday
Members of Devon Weavers Workshop will be holding their 12th exhibition and sale of handwoven textiles at Birdwood House this November.
The Workshop was set up in 2005 and is a not-for-profit, self-funding organisation run by its membership on a voluntary basis. Tutors come from around the world to teach at its premises near Ashprington, Totnes, resulting in an international reputation for excellence in tuition and standard and variety of work produced by its members.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced weavers’ courses are held regularly, with modern weaving equipment readily available thanks to two National Lottery Awards and an Ashley Family Foundation Award. In 2023 the Workshop acquired extra premises, doubling its size and making space for more weaving equipment and weavers.
The textiles on display at Birdwood House will cover a wide range of design, colour and structure, including beautifully handwoven rugs, cushions, bags, shawls, scarves, tree decorations and much more - great Christmas gift ideas for friends and family at affordable prices.
For further information about the Workshop and its courses visit the website - www.devonweaversworkshop.org
Monday 4th December to Saturday 9th December ~ 10am - 5pm daily staying open for Tuesday's Christmas market
The Button Collective return to Birdwood House with an eclectic collection of beautiful hand crafted inspirational Christmas present ideas.
Sunday 10th December to Saturday 16th December ~ 10am - 4.45pm daily
The Wooden Spoon Press are a collection of printmakers who meet under the guidance of Teignbridge based artist Sarah Morris.
The group’s name comes from the hand-printing techniques which are used for the majority of work produced. Wooden spoons or barrens are used to transfer the ink from the lino or woodcut to the paper.
There is no style but Sarah’s expertise in colour and ink application leads to a very painterly approach. The prints on display are often complex, multi-layered and take many months to produce.
Monday 18th December to Saturday 23rd December ~ 10am - 5pm daily with opening until 7pm on Tuesday
Britain’s coastline and the Chiltern countryside provide inspiration for making the dimensional objects and wall-hung pieces shown in this exhibition. Observing subtle changes of surface, texture and colour, I record the infinite details and marks through drawing and visual research that is fundamental to my practice and the development of my work.
This leads to the making of intensely stitched pieces made with natural fabrics and threads which are hand dyed to give gentle variations of colour.
Many hours walking in the fields and woodlands around my home give me the space to reflect and evaluate process and technique.
Following a Fine Art Degree Ros Hills began studying Icon writing after attending a course at Buckfast Abbey in 2004.
The beauty of the images and the use of the materials - egg tempera, gold leaf, gesso boards have become a continuing challenge. Icons are part of the liturgy of the Orthodox Church. Their designs continue and are repeated year by year in many countries of the world. They adorn churches, monasteries, and private homes
Further study has been at the Princes School of Traditional Art in London.
Alongside the icons, panel paintings are exhibited using the same materials and techniques.
Other interests have included working alongside Janet Edmonds holding a regular stitched textile master class, the Contemporary Stitch Workshop.