The moment has come: ‘Paper: beyond the fold’ is open.

After many months of sampling, making, sometimes more sampling to resolve and refine, writing, photographing, packing, at last the climax: this exhibition opened on Saturday 14 May and will remain so until 26 June. Bryony Windsor and her very able team have curated this exhibition with sensitivity and vision. Both Mayumi and I are delighted [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Exhibitions|0 Comments

Twisted Again: The New Kumihimo exhibition

I was delighted and honoured to be invited to join Lyn Christiansen, Makiko Tada, Hiroko Ojima, Jacqui Carey and Helen Vonow for this pioneering exhibition at the Wedeman Gallery, Auburndale, Massachusetts, US in February 2016. Lyn had been planning it for nearly twelve months, prepared an introductory booklet ahead of her Open Studio time close [...]

By |February 21st, 2016|Exhibitions|0 Comments

A dream come true!

‘Paper Rhythms: weave and braid’ by Mayumi Kaneko & Jennie Parry in Tokyo. It seems rather unreal to be here at long last in Tokyo, with all my exhibits carefully documented and packed, with the all important ATA Carnet correctly stamped, with the labels, images, statement boards, and necessary display paraphernalia, handling samples plus my [...]

By |October 15th, 2014|Exhibitions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exciting books

I have been really excited by two wonderful books I purchased recently about the preparation and various uses of paper within textiles. The first, by Susan J Byrd, called ‘A Song of Praise for Shifu’ has just won a series of awards too which is great. It is so informative, a well documented historical study [...]

By |July 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Yarns in the Cathedral’ exhibition

I decided to use a favourite inkle loom technique to make a length of asymmetric woven band, to join to make into a small pouch. Time was short, so I needed to weave this whilst away on a self catering holiday. Hence I set up my Gilmore Mini Wave loom as it is so compact [...]

By |June 12th, 2014|Exhibitions|0 Comments

‘Yarns in the Cathedral’ Exhibits

There is a feeling of great anticipation throughout the UK as selected exhibits for the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers national exhibition ‘Yarns in the Cathedral’ have been sent off, together with other packages of small bags. This is ‘delivery week’ and the unpacking and staging begins on Monday 12th May. The [...]

By |May 30th, 2014|Exhibitions|0 Comments

‘Keep Calm & Carry Yarn’

Saturday 24 May 2014 at National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford. 10 - 4. Free. I shall be demonstrating takadai braids and showing some of my work at this venue all day along side other crafts people to celebrate the many uses of yarns today. Children can also learn to make their own little [...]

By |May 1st, 2014|Exhibitions, Takadai|0 Comments