Exhibition by Amanda Perkins
Long Kiln Gallery, access times will vary according to talk programme
About the exhibition
The exhibition in the Long Kiln Gallery is a celebration of Amanda’s Natural Dye Studio years. All of the blankets on display are made with NDS yarn and have been published as individual patterns.
Displayed blankets include Zodiac which marks the end of NDS and also Amanda’s latest pattern Stargazer, which is based on the same layout as Zodiac but reflects the beginning of a new chapter/adventure in her life. Stargazer is the first in a collection of blankets inspired by the stars seen from Exmoor, which is one of the first certified International Dark Sky Reserves.
Amanda is a crochet designer/artist who lives on Exmoor, North Devon. She has been crocheting all her life.
Amanda ran The Natural Dye Studio from 2003 to 2015, producing NDS hand dyed yarn, using natural plant dyes.
She started designing as pattern support for NDS yarn, but over the years NDS became support for her designs and she closed NDS in the spring of 2015 to concentrate on being a full time crochet designer.
Over the past seven years, Amanda has self-published numerous crochet patterns and four e-books. In autumn 2016, her first professionally published title is being released by Search Press. The anticipated new book contains 10 crochet blanket patterns.
Exhibition access times
Amanda’s exhibition is a feature across the three days of unravel. Access to the exhibition will depend on the timings of the talk programme, with main access being before and after the talks start and finish each day. During the opening times, Amanda will be on hand to discuss her exhibition with visitors.