Winter Solstice 2015

peace 1 - susi bancroftpace 2 susi bancroftpeace 4 susi bancroftWinter Solstice – precious daylight and an honoured long night… A time to think of peace and connection, the rhythm of our world, and wishes and hopes and the strength of togetherness …

Solace – a project by India Knight

Have a look at this post by India Knight

Is it fluttering there still, my pennant – together entwined with others from around the world and gently moving in the breeze? I look out across the sky tonight …

(..thin cloth from an almost exhausted indigo dye bath embroidered with a single word in french knots – a stitch which for me which is about my language to represent prayers / thoughts)

Walcot Chapel

A working studio week..

IMG_3008Cool Chapel – beautiful light with sun, shadows and dapples

The quiet of us working – and the regular lying down on yoga mats to rest and reflect

susi_bancroft.walcot1My  ‘delicate rhythm’ work – perfect setting

susi_bancroft.walcot2I have been filming the work – it is a wonderfully liberating and creative experience to respond to a space for a week, to attune to the work within it and have the freedom to develop – all our work is evolving as the days go on

susi_bancroft.walcot3I filmed the pieces outside strung from the portico entrances, moving gently in the breeze..

Will put clip of film up in the next few days…

 

Collaboration

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A couple of weeks ago I spent a fascinating day with Brenda Miller and Belinda Downes – do have a look at the links!

Belinda has this wonderful shop in Wotton-under-Edge and is a talented and creative textile artist and book illustrator. Paper and Cotton is a work of art in itself!

Brenda, who works in film, installation, textiles and research, invited us to participate in her latest work – a film conversation about creative processes…

We  stitched and talked….. more later as Brenda develops her work