Thursday, 26 November 2015

Meetings with metals

Last meeting we were lucky to have renowned textile artist Alysn Midgelow-Marsden as our speaker, especially as she now lives in New Zealand (thank goodness we didn’t agree to pay travel costs!)
Her talk was called - Beyond babies, beetroots and Bunsen burners!
The Beetroot part refers to the Gallery she set up called the Beetroot Gallery. As for the Bunsen burners, Alysn trained in science before going into textiles and still uses heat guns in her work.
She is well known for her exciting and innovative techniques using metal fabrics. She talked about the different techniques she uses and what influences her work. She brought wonderful samples of her work to see.

Alysn has exhibited as a solo artist at the Knit and Stich Show in the past but this year she has brought a group of New Zealand Contemporary Textile Artists’ work for everyone to see.

To see more of Alysn's work visit her blog -