Influenced by issues of recycling and sustainability, Naomi Beevers & Jule Mallett members of the Maltings Makers Textile Network, combine eco dyeing with re purposing to create “Autumn”. The installation in the Glass Box at the entrance to the Maltings.
About Naomi Beevers
Naomi loves using vintage everyday household items to make eclectic textile and mixed media works of art. Her current collection is based on familiar garden birds and fish.
The large birds in the installation are inspired by geese flocking during the autumn months along the North Downs Way through Surrey. They are made from stitched and stuffed1960’s cloth maps.
About Jule Mallett
Combining print, thread and rust Jule creates original pieces which reflect her love of the worn and imperfect. Whether drawn, dyed, painted, printed or stitched each piece encourages the viewer to re-examine their own relationship with the old, damaged and mundane. She describes her work as ‘handmade, less ordinary’. Recently, Jule’s focus has returned to her first love, hand stitch and rust. Pieces often start from a vague notion and evolve serendipitously as maker and cloth share an unspoken dialogue.
Jule is running an ‘Introduction to dyeing and mark making with rust on cloth’ workshop. Click here for more info and to book tickets.
Naomi will be running the fabric scrap art social sessions in the Cellar Bar. Free to take part and running throughout the day.