27th September – 26th October
Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, BT28 1AG
t: 028 9266 3377
This Heritage Lottery funded project will showcase The William Liddell collection of glass plates used in the Jacquard damask weaving of Irish Linen dating back from the early to the 1900s.
A selection of the original plates will be supported by documented findings from local linen communities. This exhibition not only sings praises to the past but investigates new techniques, inspired by the past looking forward.
New work has been developed by Trish Belford (textile printer) and Barbara Dass (weaver) picking elements from their disciplines and through interrogation, testing and conversation have developed new textile ideas within their discipline and as hybrid subversions of their relevant skills.
This work will be presented as a range of samples and sketchbooks outlining the innovative techniques created by bringing together a weaver and printer to engage with new ideas in response to the Liddell archive.