Wanderlust at The Harley Gallery
An exhibition of contemporary tapestries by weaver Jilly Edwards will be taking place at The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire, from 22 January – 23 March 2014. Titled ‘Wanderlust’, the exhibition will include new tapestries that are drenched in colour – perfect for brightening up grey winter days!
Jilly Edwards weaves abstract, painterly tapestries, telling stories of journeys through different landscapes. The abstract compositions of these tapestries seem spontaneous, often like broad washes of watercolour, yet they represent a considered, lengthy making process. Jilly says, ‘Always the work has an element of the landscape, whether I am walking to the corner shop, or at the beach or on the train travelling through unfamiliar countryside, but it’s not about the landscape, it’s about my feelings, thoughts, memories that the sights, words and sounds evoke in me.’
Jilly Edwards will also be hosting ‘Beginners Tapestry Weaving Workshop’ at The Harley Gallery on Saturday 15 March 2014. The one day workshop will teach the basic skills needed for tapestry weaving including how to warp up the loom and how to weave basic shapes such as squares, circles and triangles. Please contact Heather Gilberthorpe at The Harley Gallery for bookings.