The art of storytelling through textiles, exploring the many ways in which narrative can be expressed through cloth and needle.
Strange Material explores the relationship between handmade textiles and storytelling. Through text, the act of weaving a tale or dropping a thread takes on new meaning for those who previously have seen textiles―quilts, blankets, articles of clothing, and more―only as functional objects. This book showcases crafters who take storytelling off the page and into the mediums of batik, stitching, dyeing, fabric painting, knitting, crochet, and weaving, creating objects that bear their messages proudly, from personal memoir and cultural fables to pictorial histories and wearable fictions.
Crafts at Bovey Tracey is the finest craft event in the South West, celebrating the best of British designer making.
VERY excited to tell you all that The Blood Bag Project have been invited to do a presentation in the Talk Tipi at this years The Contemporary Craft Fair! AND, we are the first of the entire weekend!! Scary but SUPER exciting!!!
Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism: Amazon.co.uk: Betsy Greer: Books
The publishing of Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism by the wonderful Betsy Greer is getting closer, and I couldn’t be more excited! This is a book I’d always be excited about, but the fact The Blood Bag Project is in it means I’m about to burst! You can now ‘look inside’ on Amazon and get a glimpse of The Blood Bag Project on page 17! What a tease!
A while back, I got into contact with Rin, a freelance journalist. She has written a piece for Womans World, the WI’s magazine, about Craftivism! And we’re in there!! Skip through this digital edition to pages 84-86 to read! Thank’s Rin!!!
Diamond Blackfan Anaemia- have you heard of it? , most likely not, which is why Leeds based textile artist Leigh Bowser has set up âThe Blood Bag Projectâ a craft project which aims to raise awaren…
The lovely Rhianne of ldscommunity has written about The Blood Bag Project and the upcoming exhibition at Packhorse Gallery (24th Feb-10th March, Workshop on the 7th March). Go have a read! Thanks Rhianne!!
24th February - 3rd March - Packhorse Gallery, Huddersfield
The Blood Bag Project will be exhibiting a selection of the bags donated so far! Come along and see them all in person and learn more about the project!
There may even be a free workshop will all materials provided - TBC
Set up will begin on the 24th February and take down will happen on the 3rd March - come along and say hi or lend a hand!
You can also browse art work by other local artists while your there - who knows, you might go home with something unique!
The exhibition dates have been extended! The project will now show between the 24th February-10th March! There will also be a FREE drop-in workshop on Friday the 7th March between 11am-2pm in the gallery. All materials will be provided to make your own textile blood bag!
Hello all!! It is almost 2 years since the project started (next month!) and I am overwhelmed with the response it has had. I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has supported it!
This year, my New Years Resolution is to get the project exhibited! If you know of anywhere that you think would be a great venue to host the project - be it gallery, hospital, theatre, hotel or anywhere else - please get in contact as any advice or support would be greatly appreciated!