Monday, 14 November 2016

19th October 2016- Jane McKeating- Assoc Head of Design Manchester School of Art
Another full house to welcome Jane McKeating who has taught at Manchester for 27 years running 8 design courses and educating thousands of students in her role. Having studied at Goldsmiths in London, her passion is sketch ' people within a setting' ( generally just everyday life) and then translating this in to workbooks, and sketchbooks with stitch by way of layering. She also likes to use repeat and sequence and building up the layers with organza and fraying.
We came away feeling very inspired if not inadequate, trying to keep up with Jane's experiences and how these worked through in to art. Loved it!

21st September 2016- Bee Weir- Weaving
Bee from Frodsham in Cheshire rescued our evening by stepping in at the last minute- we are very grateful. Little did we know, we would end up being models ourselves to display the lovely garments Bee develops, and what a great way to see the colours and textures used. Bee talked about her passion for wool ( she also creates with glass too) and the freestyle & mindful weaving she employs.She uses the weft & the warp to experiment with different textures and she showed work on the tri-looms and a few members tried and purchased some of her smaller looms.