Saturday, August 3, 2013

August's Featured Artist: Beryl Hickinbottom

Featured artist: Beryl Hickinbottom

This month, the Blackberry Artists are pleased to feature the work of weaver, Beryl Hickinbottom, in the gift shop.
Beryl is one of the textile artists in the shop and her work is a constant on the shelves. Maybe you have already bought one of her finely woven scarves for yourself or as a gift? Or perhaps you've visited during our annual Christmas Marketplace (coming up November 14th this year) and treated yourself to one of her fantastic shawls or wraps?

weaving textures

If you have, or maybe next time you're in the giftshop, take a closer look at the fabric - Beryl uses an array of weaving patterns in her work, ranging from a straightforward 'over-and-under' technique* to stitch combinations which add a 3D texture to the surface of the work.
She also mixes different types of fibre with a complimentary palette of colours to create these beautiful accessories.
Not just a scarf, but a unique wearable work of art.
Beryl's work will be on show in the gift shop until the end of August, and on sale year-round.
Featured artist: Beryl Hickinbottom
temari balls, by Beryl Hickinbottom
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