Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Co-Lab Project.

I have been making paper and working on ideas for an exhibition in the making. The move from tapestry weaving into mixed and multi media is proving to be an exciting shift in ideas, and extremely liberating. 

This immense sense of freedom is supported by working on a collaborative project that is not contained by any pre-determined  or precise outcome. Nor is it dictated to by having to produce an agreed to body of specific works. 

The three of us meet monthly, and stay in contact electronically in between time.

Extended visual possibilities, concepts and ideas are forming around our theme of displacement and belonging. We have given ourselves licence to let each artist form ideas for the exhibition based on the evolving work we are each undertaking. We are 3 textile artists working in collaboration, without boundaries. Maybe the world too needs more collaboration and less boundaries to co-exist and expand common ideas.

Orange is the colour I associate with boundaries, be they road cones or boiler suits.


  1. This sounds exciting, look forward to hearing more.

    1. Life after the loom has been a real head-#%>%. I have spent a while making and playing but not saying much. Serve me right for using my tapestries for social comment. Just about to pop over to your blog. I will leave a footprint. Fonds to you, X S

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  3. You seem to be off on a new adventure! Good for you. Sometimes collaborative art is such a rush.


Tapestry Weavings By Stephenie Collin


I hope you find Warped Art & Design both interesting and inspiring, and that it will encourage anyone working with fibre to investigate and experiment further within their chosen field.

The basic loom, which is my tool of trade, has remained technologically unchanged. This aspect appeals to me as I weave contemporary images on a machine of such simple and ancient construction.

And if the loom be silenced,
then needles, threads and fingers
have plenty more to say.

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I am an artist, weaver, gardener, mother and grandmother, home food gatherer, political sceptic, modest future eater, and much much more.