Fibres Transformed

Felt maker Jean Drysdale and rug weaver Jacqueline James invite you to their exhibition of textiles ‘Fibres Transformed’ at Helmsley Arts Centre from 1, May to 3, June 2018.   .

Jean Drysdale: Felt

In 2008 Yorkbased textile Jean Drysdale discovered the world of the felt maker. She delights in achieving a contemporary result through use of wide ranging and ever evolving techniques. Jean works with unspun sheep’s wool fibre ranging from British and European rare breeds to fine Australian Merino. The felting process bonds the wool with silks and other natural fibres. She explores a huge range of texture, form and colour, creating hand made sculptural objects, wall pieces and wearable items. Jean uses traditional and contemporary wet felting and hand dyeing techniques and enjoys contrasting colours which migrate and transform during the process.

Jacqueline James: Weaving

Established weaver Jacqueline James specialises in designing and making hand woven rugs and wall hangings for public and private collections.  Everything is made exclusively in her Yorkstudio using soft, durable and natural materials.  She combines traditional techniques with contemporary design.  Her recent collection includes rugs made with custom dyed cotton yarns.  Major commissions include weaving for Westminster Abbey, York Minster and the British Library. Jacqueline especially enjoys collaborating with private collectors, interior designers and architects to create bespoke rugs to perfectly match the colours and style of any interior.  Bold colour and pattern are distinctive features of her woven designs.


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Tue, Wed & Fri  -  10am - 3pm

Thu  -  11am - 3pm

Closed Monday and Saturday 

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