Exhibition: Madeleine Jude | One Warp, Infinite Designs

One Warp, Infinite Designs: An exploration of block design and multishaft weaving

One warp, Infinite Designs showcases a three year project by London / Surrey based textile designer and weaver, Madeleine Jude, to take one warp threading and see how many designs and structures can be produced by experimenting with different tie-up and treadling possibilities.

The threading uses a block design initially developed to weave a twill damask version of her table linen design called Dukagang – woven using a Dukagang weave structure. The strongly geometric design is inspired by antique Scandinavian linen towels woven in this structure.

The versatility of this initial threading became a source of play and exploration of its potential for creating other designs. The result is a collection of boldly distinct designs.

The exhibition follows the progression of this project from its early iteration as dukagang table linen and kitchen textiles, to the lambswool throw that Madeleine Jude is best known for and includes a preview of her latest work created using new weave structures on the same block threading.

The Handweavers Studio is a fitting place to mount this exhibition as Madeleine Jude was one of the first intake of students to the 2011-13 Handweavers Studio Diploma.  Since then she has been building her studio and collection and teaching her weaving techniques in Denmark.

Date: 2nd to 26th September 2017
Times: 10am – 6pm  Monday – Saturday
Venue: The Handweavers Studio, 140 Seven Sisters Road, London N7 7NS
Tel: 020 7272 1891

The exhibition can be viewed during Handweavers normal opening hours

More information about the project and others, including her social engagement/environmental project ‘Weaving a Path for Trevose Head’ Cornwall, is available at www.madeleinejude.co.uk

Madeleine Jude will also be showing her work this October at Handmade at Kew andHandmade Edinburgh.

With thanks to Madeline Jude for the text & images.





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