An interesting day of lectures from a wide variety of speakers including Medievil specialist Sandy Heslop whose description of the influence of textiles on the industrialisation of Europe was fascinating.
For me the highlight was Victoria Mitchell from Norwich School of Art and Design, speaking on Textile Tradition meets Contemporary Art. It was her comparisons of the work of Anni Albers and Eva Hesse that really struck a cord with me. I shall be following up these two artists as reference points for my work on drawing with thread.
Eva Hesse Metronomic Irregularity II (detail, right)