Stacey Harvey-Brown

Weaving for over 25 years, and teaching weaving since 2005, the last ten years Stacey has been absorbed by explorations into textural surfaces, from surface relief fabrics to three-dimensional art-works, including a 3-year study for a Masters Degree in dimensional weaving, and a touring exhibition (since 2014) with fellow CW member, Agnes Hauptli. Insatiable curiosity leads Stacey down unusual pathways, both technically and artistically, with inspiration sparked through animal, floral, and geological forms. She loves to develop work on a 24S AVL and to hone the essence of the techniques to 8 shafts, to make them accessible to more weavers. Stacey is organizing The Loom Room, in France, to teach workshops. stacey@theloomroom.co.uk

 

Honeycomb Hybrids

203 Wednesday PM

Inspired by nature’s honeycombs created by honey bees, wasps, and erosion patterns seen in limestone caverns (just for starters!), Stacey has played around with honeycomb in weave for several years. Honeycomb is a simple but incredibly versatile structure that lends itself to many different guises. From a simple two-block weave through to complex visual and textural effects, this basic plain weave unit can be adapted and translated from traditional ‘honeycomb’ (or deflected weft) woven cells into overshot honeycomb ‘lace’ effects, warp and weft ribbed cells, double cloth, deflected double weave, and finally turned honeycomb. With many physical samples to illustrate the incredible variety that can be created, this is Honeycomb For All Tastes.  Stacey has recently self-published a book on this subject.  More information can be found here.

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Weave the Knit

403 Thursday PM

In Stacey’s quest for textural surfaces and structures in weaving, she often finds herself looking at other textile techniques for inspiration. No other form quite excites her as much as knitting. This presentation reveals the beginning stages of an exploration of weave totally inspired by knit – the contrasts, the similarities, the dawning appreciation of a new way of thinking about weave prompted by a curiosity of, understanding, adaptation, and translation of knit principles into the world of weave. Whilst texture was her starting point, the exploration encompasses many facets of knit that can be transformed into weave. As usual, the presentation will be accompanied by a plethora of samples, knitted and woven, to explain and illuminate.