Tracing the Blueprint
Friday 24 Feb - 26 March.
From empires to everyday life, this exhibition traces the path of indigo-printed textiles from the Hapsburg Empire into Hungarian Village lide and from Europe, via colonisation and assimilation to Xhosa and other peoples of Southern Africa.
Thursday 15th March. 6:30 pm
A talk by Hilary Burns and Jacqueline Sarsby on how their textile backgrounds and lives have converged and about their travels and discoveries in South Africa and Hungary while in pursuit of blue print and its history.
Workshop Saturday 17 march 10 am - 4pm
Phoenix Hall, Bovey Tracey
Using patterned indigo fabric from South Africa participants will make a block od hand-stiched patchwork. Suitable for beginners.
Amelia was in Orange Farm and I met her at the skills centre in Orange Farm where we were visiting a bakery project for work.
I loved the pattern of her dress,especially the almost aloe-like embroidery on the bodice, and also her very cool colourful shoes.
When we were about to leave Amelia came to me again to ask if I knew someone who was looking for a cleaner as she was looking for work. I couldnt help her with that,but could give a big bag of scones from our bakery project. She looked so lovely and had put her best foot forward to go looking for work and my heart really went out to her.