This one of several new pieces of work I have done for a special pop up exhibition, curated by Emma Moore (previously of the Left bank Gallery, Kirkcudbright) to be held at the Harbour Cottage Gallery in Kirkcudbright from March 13th until March 25th.
This new picture is also available as a print in 2 sizes from my online shop for £25 (unlimted edition) and £75 (limited edition) with free postage and packing. Greetings cards with this design to follow soon.
Kirkcubright (pictured above) is a beautiful small town on the banks of the river Dee in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Kirkcudbright is known as an artist’s town due to its long association with the Glasgow art movement, which started when several artists, including the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists, based themselves in the area over a 30-year period from 1880 to 1910 and established the Kirkcudbright Artists' Colony. The town also hosts a fantastic arts and crafts trail each summer in August. Visit www.artandcraftstrail.com to find out more.
The Harbour Cottage Gallery (pictured above) is the oldest gallery in Kirkcudbright, and is managed by the Kirkcudbright Harbour Cottage Gallery Trust, which was founded in 1955. The gallery aims to 'further the Arts in the widest meaning of the term' by providing an exhibition space for local professional and amateur artists and by showing the work of artists from further afield. Each year between Easter and December the Gallery hosts a wide range of exhibitions, including an 'Open' Exhibition in early summer, aimed at encouraging and supporting new and developing artists.
Tracy Jamar is an American textile artist based in New York. Back in the summer of 2015 she approached me, after seeing some of my posts of my rag rugged work on my facebook page, and asked if she could feature some of my work in her forthcoming book. The book has just been published. My copy still hasn't arrived yet, so I don't know which pictures of my work have made the cut, but it's all very exciting!
As ever, my rag rugged work is made out of Harris Tweed. The work Tracy wanted to include involved shirring (where strips of fabric are sewn onto the base fabric) and wrapping (where strips of fabric are wrapped around a base rope/cord) and coiling (where strips of fabric are rolled up and then sewn onto the base fabric).
If you want to find out more, you'll either have to come on one of my rag rugging workshops or buy Tracy's book. I've included some example pictures below that are likely to be similar to the images appearing in Tracy's book.
You can see more of my rag rugged work on my gallery page at www.rebelragruggers.co.uk. To find out more about Tracy visit her website www.tracyjamar.com or her facebook page Tracy Jamar FiberWorks
I am a Northumberland based textile artist and I create needle felted paintings with Harris Tweed and wool yarns.