Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts

Gallery 1

Indian Threads: textile inspirations

24 November 2018 – 27 January 2019

Rajiben M. Vankar, Champa Siju, Julia Griffiths Jones, Eleri Mills, Laura Thomas, Louise Tucker

‘Weaving is the work of the heart and the mind, not only the hand.’ Champa Siju, artisan.

This exhibition is a celebration of a wider exchange project known as Threads. Artists from Wales and artisans from Kachchh in rural Gujarat have shared studio time and field trips, community traditions and personal experiences. Skills rooted in generations of textile practice and impressions forged by open minds and new horizons come together to give this exhibition heart and soul. New work being developed by Rajiben M. Vankar, Champa Siju, Julia Griffiths Jones, Eleri Mills, Laura Thomas and Louise Tucker promises to delight.

Threads is produced by Ceri Jones, Fieldwork in partnership with Khamir, Ruthin Craft Centre and Carmarthen School of Art.It is funded by Wales Arts International, British Council Wales and the Arts Council of Wales’ Creative Wales Ambassador Award.