Tuesday, 20 September 2011
In Search of Berlin Wool
Follow my new research project exploring 19th Century Berlin Wool work embroidery, as I take a collection of printed and hand painted patterns from the Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery's collection back to Berlin. The patterns were originally created in Berlin and I hope to re-trace their histories, their makers and make some new work inspired by the research and see if Berlin has any sheep. I'll be posting updates on the journey on the In Search of Berlin Wool blog. The research project is very kindly supported by Artquest and ACAVA through their 3 Months in Berlin residency programme in partnership with Milchhof Studios in Berlin, where I'll be resident. Also, with the very kind support of Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery who have given me fantastic access to, and advice on, their wonderful collection of original Berlin Wool work printed patterns.