WEAVING TO INSPIRE

Pretoria Weavers Guild

It warms my heart to think that in this modern age, when people send job applications in sms-speak, amusing apps make teenagers billionaires, and we’re on the verge of colonizing other planets, there are still those with the patience to practice a few ancient crafts.

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I’m naturally drawn to weaving because of it’s relationship to fashion and bespoke tailoring specifically. And really loved attending the opening of this stunning exhibition. I encourage EVERYONE to pop down to the Pretoria Art Museum and take a wonder through some incredibly complex works of art.

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The Pretoria Weavers Guild was started 1951 by Susan Retief and Elsabe Saeur with the aim of promoting the crafts of spinning and weaving. Weaving to Inspire is intended as a showcase of some excellent work produced by the guild members.

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I invite you to look closely at the images included here, and realize that every inch was made with painstaking patience and dexterity by a human hand. In our modern world we look down on the manual laborer, but forget that these rare skills can be wonderful professions for those who master them.

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The exhibition runs until Sunday 27 March, and hosts a few workshops throughout (details below)

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Wed, 10 Feb

Sat, 20 Feb

Tue, 23 Feb

Wed, 9 March

Sat, 19 March

Tue, 22 March

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Pin Loom (A loom is a device used to weave cloth and tapestry)

Pin Loom

The Anna Viljoen Spinners will demonstrate spinning

Weaving on card board. Join us and make a cell phone bag

Weaving on card board. Join us and make a cell phone bag

The Anna Viljoen Spinners will demonstrate spinning

 

For further details contact hanneliedp@tshwane.gov.za

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Este trabalho é maravilhoso, gostaria de contato para desenvolver um tecido especial, fashion, mais para ocasiões espeiciais, com linhas prateada, algo diferente.

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