|'Tarry Woo' collaborative pillar installation|
It was such a busy run up to the exhibition, getting everything prepared and hung, and I am amazed that we got everything completed on time. However, by 12 noon on 24th September Karen was ready to deliver her talk and I had put the finishing touches to my pillar wrap installations.
|'Oil Pool' installation|
|'Clever Lass' pillar installation|
Karen's talk about the History of Rag Rug Making in Britain was enlightening, and a little controversial (you can now find it published at academia.edu). The opportunity to view some of her wonderful rug collection was also of great interest to her audience.
After a swift lunch in the wonderful cafe at Farfield Mill, it was time to greet and chat to our visitors at the exhibition preview. Farfield Mill had kindly organised refreshments and there was a lovely 'buzz' as people talked about the work and many left complimentary comments in our visitor book. The afternoon flew by and Karen and I ended it in the cafe again, exhausted but happy!
We are both extremely grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout the residency and run up to the exhibition, especially our families, everyone at Farfield Mill, the owners, managers and staff at the four business that we worked with in Sedbergh, and also Arts Council England whose funding made the whole project possible.