Thursday, 18 June 2009

Floral Lawn at the Bluecoat Display Centre Liverpool

To complement the Bluecoat Display Centre's recycling themed exhibition 'Junkshop Revolution', Liverpool based textile artist Helen Chatterton is showing her new summer collection of textiles at the gallery.

The Floral Lawn range includes Tana Lawn cotton dupion silk backed cushions and scarves, covered buttons and lavender bags all inspired by a collection of fabric which belonged to Helen's mother.

Helen was brought up in a textile obsessed household. Her father had worked for the Cotton Board in Manchester and Helen's Scottish mother was a very keen and talented knitter and dressmaker.

When Helen's parent's died and it was time to clear out their house, Helen found the true extent of her mother's fabric collection; vast quantities of tweeds, woolens, cottons, linens, buttons and masses of Liberty Tana Lawn.

Helen started the collection as a tribute to her mother who taught her everything she knows about textiles and her father who taught her to love and care for items which have been well made.

Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, L1 3BE
Junkshop Revolution runs until 1 August, 2009

Helen will be showing her work in Brighton in November at MADE09.

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