Welcome

Hello and welcome to my Woven Threads Project. Through this website and blog I will update you on how the project is progressing. I will share with you my research and ideas, the making process and finally the exhibitions.

If you have any information about the ribbon weaving industry that you’d like to contribute, you can contact me at amie(at)woventhreadsproject.co.uk

Official Opening of the Nurse's House, Bedworth Parsonage Heritage Centre.

Official Opening of the Nurse's House, Bedworth Parsonage Heritage Centre.

Friday 3rd Feb 2012, 4:28 pm

The latest addition to the Heritage Centre in Bedworth was officially opened this morning. Alongside the Woven Threads project are a replica of a traditional ribbon weaving loom and a Victorian hand loom. The Parsonage also opened it's exhibition 'Ticket's please' about the heritage of public transport in Coventry and Bedworth. After the official ribbon cutting, we were given coffee in Bedworth's historic Almshouses.

Visit to the Parsonage Heritage Centre, Bedworth.

Visit to the Parsonage Heritage Centre, Bedworth.

Monday 7th Nov 2011, 6:28 pm

On Tuesday 1st November I visited the Parsonage Heritage Centre in Bedworth to see the Woven Threads exhibition in its new location. The exhibition is in the centre's new aquisition, the Nurse's House which originally belonged to the adjacent Almshouses. I met John and Linda Burton who have been fantastically supportive of my project and also work so hard to promote and preserve local heritage and history. They have acquired a Victorian weaving loom and a handmade replica of a traditional ribbon weaving loom which are displayed alongside my work. I am really happy with how my work looks in the space; the scale of my work seems to suit the size and historical nature of the room. I've added some photographs of the exhibition to the gallery section, although they don't convey the feeling of the venue in quite the same way as being there.

Woven Threads Exhibition at the Parsonage Heritage Centre, Bedworth

Woven Threads Exhibition at the Parsonage Heritage Centre, Bedworth

Monday 10th Oct 2011, 1:28 pm

An new opportunity to see my work created for the Woven Threads project at

The Nurse's House

The Parsonage Heritage Centre

All Saints Square

Bedworth

CV12 8NR

Opening times are Tuesday and Friday 10.30am - 1.00pm

Saturdays 10.30am - 3.30pm

If the Nurse's House is closed at these times, please ask at the Parsonage.

 

Visit to the Nurse's House and Parsonage Heritage Centre Bedworth

Visit to the Nurse's House and Parsonage Heritage Centre Bedworth

Tuesday 6th Sep 2011, 12:25 pm

The Woven Threads Exhibition will very soon be on display at the Nurse's House at the Parsonage Heritage Centre in Bedworth. The Nurse's House is a new addition to the Heritage Centre having been renovated by volunteers and fundraising from the Bedworth Society. I'm very pleased to say that Woven Threads will be the first exhibition in the Nurse's house and will be displayed along side a Victorian Weaving loom and a replica of a tradional ribbon weaving loom.

Yesterday morning I went to visit John and Lynda Burton from the Bedworth Society and Parsonage Heritage Centre to discuss my exhibition being displayed in the Nurse's House. We met at the Old meeting Church which they are currently involved with renovating and restoring and of course fund raising for. It was very interesting to hear about the building's history and how it had changed over time. They then showed me the Nurse's House and the Parsonage Centre and we discussed my work and how best to display it. My sister Sarah came with me to help transport my art work and to discuss display options and to keep me calm when I got lost driving around Bedworth town centre in circles! It was the usual case of not really being lost but not realising I was in the right place. We left John and Lynda awaiting the delivery of the Victorian loom which will be a permanent feature of the Nurse's House.

I will update with more information about dates and times of the exhibition soon!

 

Last chance to see

Last chance to see

Wednesday 5th Jan 2011, 12:54 pm

Hello and Happy New Year!

Time is running out to see the Woven Threads Exhibition at Nuneaton Museum & Gallery.

The last day to see the exhibition is Sunday 9th January 2011.

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About the project

The Woven Threads Project has been created by woven textile artist and designer, Amie Wiberley. This project focuses on the Silk Ribbon Weaving Industry local to the Coventry, Nuneaton and Bedworth areas of the West Midlands in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The project explores the history, heritage and designs specific to this place and period of time.

Research into this fascinating area of history will inspire new artworks in woven textiles. An exhibition of the project will take place at Nuneaton Art Gallery and Museum in October 2010, moving to the Parsonage Heritage Centre in Bedworth in 2011.

This project is funded by a Grant for the Arts Award from Arts Council England and the National Lottery.



About the artist

Amie Wiberley

BA (Hons) Textile Design

MA Creative & Media Enterprises

Amie is a woven textile artist and designer with a BA honours degree in Textile Design from Winchester School of Art. She also has an MA in Creative and Media Enterprises from Warwick University.

This is Amie's first major solo project inspired by a desire to research her local and personal history and develop her artistic craft and creative practice.

"I would like to explore the connection with my heritage that so closely links to my artistic practice and my specialism in woven textiles. The ribbon weaving industry employed some of my ancestors and is part of the history of my local area."

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