Sark Tapestry Weaving
Diana Scarth (PgDIp) and LouLou Morris (MFA) tapestry weavers from the UK and both trained in tapestry weaving at West Dean College are on Sark to assist in creating the final design and plans (cartoons) for the Sark community tapestry weavings. The design will be taken from the Sark land and seascape. The awarding of sponsorship for all the threads needed in the tapestries (Weavers Bazaar) and part funding of the tapestry looms (Frank Herring Ltd) was dependent on passing on knowledge within a community which had no previous knowledge of tapestry weaving. It was awarded to Sark as it was a new craft for all.
The winner of the design competition is Kiana Chatterton. Well done Kiana!
Hilary Charlesworth, a renown tutor from the UK will be visiting Sark to teach tapestry weaving techniques to residents in October. The course is for absolute beginners and will be free, including all materials, to at least 12 residents so it is not a question of affordability for anyone. In return, all course participants will be asked to take part in the project for 6 – 10 hours or more per month during the following 12 – 18 months. People on the tapestry weaving course will pass on their knowledge to small groups of friends, family and the public – both residents and visitors, while completing the tapestries. The course will take place from 1st to 4th October. Each participant will be expected to take part for at least 12 hours, more if they wish.
Thursday 1st – Island Hall 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 2nd – Island Hall 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 3rd – Island Hall 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 4th – Stocks 1:30 am – 6:00 pm
Launch of the tapestry weaving project will take place at 4:30 at Stocks on Sunday 4th October – there will also be an exhibition of course members’ work. Anyone interested in taking the course should contact: Debbie Guille 832286, Sue Williams (Buttons) 07781 465030, Sue Williams (A to B) 832246, Zoe Adams 832205 or Amanda Petrie 832597.