Friday, 15 June 2018

New nEWS

Finally I have time to update my news.

I am JUST ABOUT READY FOR ONE YEAR IN 2018 – WEEK 1 
27–30 JUNE. 


Take a look at my profile on www.textilecurator.com. 
Another talented textile artist in our Graduate Showcase is Kate Whitehead. This collection is based on adoption and her journey to locate her birth mother.  

While I am exhibiting in One Year In at New Designers I will be featured  on Friday 29 June for The Crafts Council Maker of the Week feature on the website and across social media for Directory makers.
www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/maker/kate-whitehead




I am delighted to have been selected to create an installation for an  exhibition, and future exhibitions within the 'For Futures sake' tour. For Futures sake' is to promote the use of sustainable materials, whether that is within the theme of the work, or, the materials sourced. It  is based on eco resourcing, sustainable materials and found objects.
Living in such a throw away society, what can be done to change our future? how can we educate the next generation to think of ways to reuse materials and extend the life of the beautiful planet we live on? 
The location and venue of the exhibition is a temporary pop up Gallery space in a large space, previously used as offices. The Space is Located in Horsforth, Leeds and is also being used by artists and community art groups. The Space is supplied and supported by both East Street Arts and Skippko






Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Egg Factory Workshop 2018



Indigo Dye and Introduction To Weave Workshop

Enjoy a two day workshop with experienced tutor and textile artist Kate Whitehead.

Kate’s two day Indigo and weave workshop is focused on seeing the potential in forgotten materials. You are invited to bring your fabric/ garments that have a special story, memory or meaning, that you will dismantle and have the opportunity to dip dye and to create a unique piece of weave to treasure. A time to get away from the fast pace of our digital lives and to embrace slow craft processors.

Date: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September
Time: Saturday 11 am - 4 pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Price £130

Venue: The Egg Factory
Victoria Road
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7 8JX

01422 846082

www.kate-whitehead.co.uk






















Sit Select Workshop




Kate Whitehead
Enjoy a two day workshop with experienced tutor and textile artist Kate Whitehead.
A weekend of fun and sharing.

Date: Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August
Time: Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
Venue: Select Studio, CSA Lansdown 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB
My two day Indigo and weave workshops are focused on seeing the potential in forgotten materials. You are invited to bring your fabric/ garments that have a special story, memory or meaning, that you will dismantle and have the opportunity to dip dye and to create a unique piece of weave to treasure. A time to get away from the fast pace of our digital lives and to embrace slow craft processors.
Day One
Kate will talk about what inspires her work and her journey since graduating 4 years ago.
The weekend will comprise of:
Mark making, a discussion of depth of colour, areas of the cloth/garment to be stitched, folded, knotted that will create interesting patterns when dyed.
Take time and consideration to create marks in fabric being dyed
Kate will talk about Indigo as a dye and its values
You will dye selected fabrics in indigo
Day Two
A chance to look at students dyed fabric/yarn
Each student will choose their frame for weaving on (they are hand made)
Learning about the warp and weft, how to put the warp on the frame.
Yarns suitable for the warp   and weft.
Each student will put on their warp then use materials/yarns to create a handwoven piece
An opportunity to look at each others work to discuss and photograph
Student requirement list;
.Apron
.Cotton fabric garment that holds a special story/memory
.Cotton fabric pre washed in non biological fabric, no fabric conditioner.
.Any yarn to dip dye that you want to use in your textile piece.
.Fabric and embroidery scissors
.Notebook and pen
.embroidery needle
.Plastic bag to take your dyed fabric home

Kate will provide a selection of fabrics and yarns but it does give your textile piece a more personal feel if students bring some of their own.

My work is a protest against the way textiles are consumed in western society. Tired of a world in which clothes are produced and thrown away without thought to the consequences; where the fashion industry and media impose identities on us. My rebellion is to go back to slower processes, embrace tradition, salvage the discarded, fix the broken.
In my weaving and embroidery I explore the potential of the forgotten, overlooked and abandoned. I revel in discovering humble, quiet fabrics like calicos and cottons; the more worn, faded and story-laden the better; and giving them a second chance. I take time to imagine the history of every piece, exploring its hues and tones, examining its tears and frays, weighing up its foibles.
Tickets: Full price £175 SIT select Members discount £150
A delicious organic lunch can be provided on both days for an extra cost of £20 each day.
It will be mixed salads, quiche and cake
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New Designers 2018


So happy to have been selected for One Year In this year 2018
One Year In (formerly One Year On) returns as New Designers’ curated showcase of the most promising and intriguing designers and studios who have recently launched their businesses. In this section of the show, design hungry visitors can browse and buy original pieces directly from their makers and discover the inspiration and technique that goes behind their creation. You can now browse all of the makers over on our website at newdesigners.com/oneyearin






Be Creative with workbox

I am delighted to be the creative blogger in Be Creative with Workbox magazine issue 167 May/June 2018

Featuring the very best in textile art and all things stitched, Be Creative with Workbox magazine is a must read for ultimate creative inspiration





Wednesday, 7 March 2018

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A big thank you to all who stopped by to say hello at my exhibition @ Olympia London. An incredible creative community great stories told and new friends made X



Monday, 19 February 2018

Not From The Stork

Manchester textile artist’s major national exhibition...
An exhibition by acclaimed Manchester textile artist Kate Whitehead opens at the UK’s biggest event for the textile art, design and craft community on 1st March.
The exhibition, 'Not From The Stork', will feature at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia London from 1st-4th March. The show’s Textile Galleries exhibit work by leading contemporary textile artists and groups from all over the world.




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