Exhibition: By the Banks of The River Lea

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetOver the Autumn of 2013 weaver Ali Holloway walked the length of the River Lea from its source in Bedfordshire to where it eventually joins the River Thames at Limehouse.

Prompted by the experience of this solitary walk she has used the medium of woven cloth to recall the colours, textures, moods and rhythm of the walk.

Following the River Lea walk in roughly 8 mile sections she documented her experience as she went, with photographs, drawings and a blog. This inspiration has been transformed into a collection of hand dyed and hand woven pieces which are often sculptural, collaged and hand stitched.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetA journey lends itself to the process of weaving, in this mechanical act the progress of a thread can be followed as it traverses the warp on the loom, back and forth, under and over, slowly revealing a bigger picture. This river walk is a discovery of forgotten corners and an attempt to find mystery in the terrain of the familiar.

Venue: The House Mill Gallery, Three Mill Lane Bromley-by-Bow London E3 3DU (nearest tube Bromley-by-Bow)
Open: 11am – 4pm every day (closed Monday May 5th and Tuesday May 6th)
www.housemill.org.uk:2nd May – 11th May
Blog: www.restlessrookery.wordpress.com
Website: www.restlessrookery.com


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