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Tuesday midday, 22nd May 2018, Spring Equinox
A short film about the making of the 'Voyage into the deepest, darkest blue' tapestry created in collaboration with Garry Fabian Miller. Click the link in the description to view.

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This film documents the making of the 'Voyage into the deepest, darkest blue' tapestry woven at Dovecot Tapestry Studio in 2017.
For the Crafts Council's Real to Reel Craft Film Festival in 2018, screening at Picturehouse Central during London Craft Week on Tuesday 8 May, viewers were invited to discover BAFTA award-winning and hand-crafted animation, a passion for boxing combined with letterpress, the story of West Africa’s finest puppeteer, behind the scenes making and more in a varied selection of shorts. Included in this range of screenings, was Dovecot's short film about the making of the 'Voyage into the deepest, darkest blue' tapestry created in collaboration with Garry Fabian Miller. Dovecot Tapestry Studio worked with Fabian Miller to create a tapestry that draws upon the weavers’ great skill in the carefully considered blending of colour to capture the colour purity in Fabian Miller’s photographic work. Samples created as part of the development process, explored this consideration and derived that the design for the final tapestry would translate a new image based on an amalgamation of two photographic prints by Fabian Miller. The sampling stage is fundamental in evolving the discussion between artist and weaver to inform the collaboration. As the weaver worked on the samples for the Voyage tapestry, a sense of rhythm and pace developed in the colour blending; with the rate of change in the wool colours increasing towards the horizon line. This approach and associated processes adopted in the making of this colour rich tapestry, was highlighted in the exhibition 'Voyage' at Dovecot from 2 February to 7 May 2018.

 

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A short film about the making of the 'Voyage into the deepest, darkest blue' tapestry created in collaboration with Garry Fabian Miller. Click the link in the description to view.