OPEN WEEKEND AT THE HOME AND STUDIOS OF VANESSA ARBUTHNOTT:
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June – 9.30am-5.30pm at The Tallet
You are invited to come and peruse our workshop, see all our fabrics, wallpapers
and rugs. There will be lots of seconds for sale and we will be offering 10% off
our full price fabrics to those who come and visit us over this open weekend.
There will be tea in the garden, weather permitting…do come and see our
permaculture project and the chickens and ducks!
ART EXHIBITION – work by past residents:
Andrew North, Adam Watt, Flora Arbuthnott and Emily Lowe will give a quick
talk about their work and will be here over the weekend if you would like to
meet them, hear how they work and where they get their inspiration from.
PERFORMANCE - work by present residents:
Homage to Yves Klein – Saturday and Sunday at 3pm
By BodaSoma: collaboration between Isabella Shirley-Miller and
They will be performing a work in progress which has evolved through
an exploration of touch, mud, movement and water. Drawing inspiration
from the local environment and animals, this intimate and challenging duet
reflects their interest in deeper social, environmental and political concerns.
SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCE -
Incantation to awaken to the powers of Earth and Imagination -
Saturday and Sunday at 2pm
Robin Collins will speak poetry of Earth and Imagination from the tree house
in the garden. This piece by Robin is inspired by his love of the Earth that he
nurtures through gardening, walking and climbing trees. He has a passion to
rouse humanity to wake their connection with the Earth through imagery
evoking her mystery and wonder in the ancient tradition of spoken word.
His poetry will take you into the seasons, meeting animals, trees, and what it
means to be a human being on Earth.
TALKS BY VANESSA – Saturday and Sunday at 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30 -
20 minute talks –BOOKING ESSENTIAL –
(please email to book your place to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
provide your name, contact phone number and day and time of the talk you
would like to attend.)
"Inspired by my love of the countryside and my rural life in the heart of the
Cotswolds, I have been designing and producing beautiful fabrics and
wallpapers for more than twenty years. I am delighted to have the opportunity
to talk about my current collections: Swedish, Hand Printed, Meadow, Earth,
Cockerel, Wildflower, Seaside, Garden, Woodland, and Sky, and hope to give
you a preview of the new Bohemian collection being launched in September!"
Hope to see you here!
Click here for more info about Cotswold Open Studios : http://cotswoldopenstudios.eventbrite.co.uk
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A few snaps from the class on saturday!
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Thank you to all those who made it to the class on Saturday! What a wonderful class, full of great ideas. I thought I would share some of the designs here!
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I am really delighted to be working with the Xavier Project based in Nairobi, Kenya. The project was set up to enable refugees to find some kind of livelihood and economic independence. The Xavier Project only works with refugees in an urban setting who have chosen to circumvent sprawling refugee camps and try their luck in the cities. By working with this project it will provide an income and enable the refugees to send their children to school.
Together we have created a single duvet set in either a Blue or a Pink Batik spot. The duvet covers and pillowcases are hand made using beautiful soft African cotton.
Here are some pictures of the making process and me with Mildred from the project.
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