DIVERGENCE

Grain to grain II

Grain to grain II

by Veronica Main Stems of wheat straw have been split and twisted to produce two-ply threads that create a flexible lace forming patterns inspired by decomposing wood.

Kenya deviation

Kenya deviation

by Sue Willoughby During a holiday in Kenya I noticed various types of roadway, tarmac, rough roads and animal tracks. Then I saw the notice – End of deviation. H36cm, W26cm.

Lace in a frame, detail

Lace in a frame, detail

by Joan Davis The history of lace has resulted in the development of many diverse styles. Over the centuries the changes in style and techniques have helped to ensure its survival. The piece contains examples of bobbin and needle laces from the 18th – 20th centuries from Italy, Belgium, France, England, Ireland, Malta and China. Minor laces include tatting, fillet, Irish crochet, knitting, Tenerife, netting and tambour, while the final section shows contemporary lace using mixed media. 182x182cm

Lace in a frame, detail

Lace in a frame, detail

by Joan Davis The history of lace has resulted in the development of many diverse styles. Over the centuries the changes in style and techniques have helped to ensure its survival. The piece contains examples of bobbin and needle laces from the 18th – 20th centuries from Italy, Belgium, France, England, Ireland, Malta and China. Minor laces include tatting, fillet, Irish crochet, knitting, Tenerife, netting and tambour, while the final section shows contemporary lace using mixed media. 182x182cm

Memories are made of this, detail

Memories are made of this, detail

by Carol Quarini The three panels depict the degeneration of memory. The first depicts the nerve cells of the brain, the second has fragments of the nerves suspended in a cloud of silk paper and the third contains only the cloudy silk paper with the few threads of memory that remain. Each panel, H210cm, W40cm.

Memories are made of this, detail

Memories are made of this, detail

by Carol Quarini The three panels depict the degeneration of memory. The first depicts the nerve cells of the brain, the second has fragments of the nerves suspended in a cloud of silk paper and the third contains only the cloudy silk paper with the few threads of memory that remain. Each panel, H210cm, W40cm.

Memories are made of this

Memories are made of this

by Carol Quarini The three panels depict the degeneration of memory. The first depicts the nerve cells of the brain, the second has fragments of the nerves suspended in a cloud of silk paper and the third contains only the cloudy silk paper with the few threads of memory that remain. Each panel, H210cm, W40cm.

Memories are made of this, detail

Memories are made of this, detail

by Carol Quarini The three panels depict the degeneration of memory. The first depicts the nerve cells of the brain, the second has fragments of the nerves suspended in a cloud of silk paper and the third contains only the cloudy silk paper with the few threads of memory that remain. Each panel, H210cm, W40cm.

Not the Galapagos, II

Not the Galapagos, II

by Gil Dye 45cm x 45cm.

Pavo crisatus

Pavo crisatus

by Deborah Robinson The Indian peafowl, pavo cristatus, also known as the common peafowl, is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent and is designated as the national bird of India. White Indian peafowl occur as well as the common blue variety.

Pavo muticus

Pavo muticus

by Deborah Robinson Green peafowl, pavo muticus, are the largest birds of the galliformes genus in terms of overall length and wing span. They are found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Due to hunting and a reduction in extent and quality of habitat, the green peafowl is evaluated as vulnerable on the international union for the conservation of nature and natural resources (IUCN) red list of threatened species. W41cm.

String with pearls, detail

String with pearls, detail

by Joan Davis Lace as we know it today has its origins in the early development of textiles. My head piece represents the string revolution of twenty thousand years ago.

String with pearls, detail

String with pearls, detail

by Joan Davis Lace as we know it today has its origins in the early development of textiles. My head piece represents the string revolution of twenty thousand years ago.

Undulating form, detatil

Undulating form, detatil

by Ann Wheeler Using the stubble fields of Hampshire to inform the shape and texture of a piece of bobbin lace worked in a variety of paper and textile yarns. H220cm, W43cm.

Divergence was presented in Birmingham, London and at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate in 2008 and in Frodsham in 2009.

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