Becky Adams & Crafty Women

Becky Adams and Crafty Women have been working together for the Aerial project.

Crafty Women were an absolute delight to work with. They were full of spirit, enthusiasm and beans! I gathered that they were used to small projects geared to a specific outcome – particularly something that could be sold at a craft fair. They had experience of adhering to patterns, templates and shop-bought kits but might not necessarily have the confidence to express themselves personally. This soon evolved into a rich experience of exchanging stories and really thinking about what the ladies wanted to say.

We approached the idea of objects being able to tell stories or hold memories. This began with passing a wooden spoon around the group and inviting each group member to imagine what they might be stirring; home made soup on the hob, making a birthday cake or stirring emotions emerged. I asked more gentle questions about a cherished memory of childhood, a favourite place to walk or a souvenir of a place held special. It was wonderful to share these experiences through talking as a group. Practical new techniques were also introduced – paper folding, book making and printing on fabric.

Each member of the group translated their memory, story or object into a text based piece; their artwork comprises of personal phrases hand printed onto linen and mounted on embroidery hoops. The idea of process rather than product resulted in creative artworks full of personal integrity.

Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams
Crafty Women & Becky Adams

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