LET THE RIVER FLOW BY

Let The River Flow By was first presented at Highcliffe Castle, Dorset, in October 2019.  The exhibition will be re-shown at Belsay, Northumberland in May 2020.  Further details can be found here.

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Afon Aeron, detail

Afon Aeron, detail

by Pat Brunsdon Interpretation of the river in Aberaeron, West Wales in Summer Bobbin lace 31x47

Blue Danube, detail

Blue Danube, detail

by Deborah Robinson Knitted lace decorated with tatted fish 19x160

Cuckmere Meanders, detail

Cuckmere Meanders, detail

by Pamela Layzell Geographers know the Cuckmere meanders, but the river doesn’t flow through them. A mid 19th century canal ‘lets the river flow by’. Their map , repeated eight times, forms this design Needlelace 39 (diagonal)

Dreaming dreams or living the nightmare,

Dreaming dreams or living the nightmare,

by Kitty Mason Created in a mixture of techniques, though mainly in bobbin lace, using a variety of textured threads, materials and colours 43x43

Felled, detail

Felled, detail

by Pat Brunsdon Stump left in situ on bank after tree had been cut down and removed from the river Needle felted background, with needle lace stump 20x20

Ghosts of the Tyne, detail

Ghosts of the Tyne, detail

by Gil Dye Cape River of bobbin lace, needle lace figures and photographic transfers 70cm drop at back, 60cm width at shoulders

Left by the flow, detail

Left by the flow, detail

by Gil Dye Small bag with needle lace panel 12x21

London Bridge, detail

London Bridge, detail

by Anne Dyer “A crowd flows over London Bridge, so many, I had not thought death had undone so many.” T.S.Elliott 1922 Cardboard construction covered with bobbin lace and distressed velvet, Figures of macramé over wire and needle running on net 42x64x10

Passing by, detail

Passing by, detail

by Alison Tolson Bobbin lace worked in various materials including linen, cotton, paper and rayon 150x38

Pharoah and family go hunting, detail

Pharoah and family go hunting, detail

by Ann Collier Background in bobbin lace, figures in needle lace 35x52

Red River Valley, detail

Red River Valley, detail

by Deborah Robinson Knitted lace plus artefacts – crocheted stones 39x96

River Fish, detail

River Fish, detail

by Ann Collier Scarf Bobbin lace interspersed with fish in metallic thread- silk and merino wool 108x17

Shoal, detail

Shoal, detail

by Pamela Layzell Inspired by a shoal of metal fish on a church in Newhaven, East Sussex Wire bobbin lace 30x100

Stages of the River Severn...,detail

Stages of the River Severn...,detail

...Life by Mary Coleman Three hangings depicting the course of the Severn as it flows from infancy to its part in the industrial revolution, the Severn in its middle course flowing through the gently rolling hills of Worcestershire, and the Severn in its death throes flowing past the devastation of wrecked trows Free lace using mixed fibres and needle felting Each panel, 60x20

Sunlight on the River, detail

Sunlight on the River, detail

by Sharon Lidbury Free lace in cotton and rayon, using mixed grounds on chiffon Length of dress 116 cm

Sussex Ouse, detail

Sussex Ouse, detail

by Pamela Layzell This is a map of the Ouse and its tributaries Bobbin lace 62x61

The leaking dam, detail

The leaking dam, detail

by Anne Dyer Men copying beavers to control flood water on a small stream racing on to the flat lands below Photo, small branches, sewing cotton and tinsel threads in half and double stitch, glass drops 42x53

The Millau Bridge in France, detail

The Millau Bridge in France, detail

by Ann Collier Bobbin lace 28x46

The River of Time, detail

The River of Time, detail

by Robina Melville Paper boats sail down a river of bobbin lace. Made in a variety of cotton, linen and metallic threads 100x20 (plus 30cm fringe)

The Severn Way, detail

The Severn Way, detail

by Pat Gibson A mixed media piece representing the course, geology, industry and tourism along the river. Needle lace, weaving. Roumanian crochet, momagami and printing 150x70

Tipping Point, detail

Tipping Point, detail

by Ann Wheeler The thoughtless disposal of the detritus of modern living is now recognised as a major problem of our rivers and seas. Knitted fishing line and found detritus 270x45

Watching the River, detail

Watching the River, detail

by Anne Dyer Embellisher, crochet, split ply, normal and gimp bobbin lace, organza, cooking foil, card, calico sequins 14x64x30

Water Power, detail

Water Power, detail

by Ann Wheeler Standing in Winchester since Saxon times and being the oldest working water mill in the country, Winchester water mill on the river Itchen, still produces flour daily String and thread bobbin lace 58x39

Yellow River, detail

Yellow River, detail

by Deborah Robinson Knitted lace decorated with crocheted flowers 21x108

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