Kat Goldin, Jane Lindsey & Eilidh Weir
Textiles, Mixed Media, illustration, Printmaking, Photography, Writing/Publishing
About the Artist
This pop up gallery space and programme brings together local rural artists for whom land and making is an integral part of their practice. Ranging from textile and fibre based work to photography and natural dyeing, Kat Goldin (A Life in the Making), Jane Lindsey (Snapdragon Life) and Eilidh Weir (All That is Braw) will share the processes of growing, foraging, making and re-using that they employ in their businesses and lives, taking a deep dive into nettles, heated printmaking from natural tannins, and quilting as land activism.
As well as showing the final works, the exhibition will offer an insight into all the steps from soil to frame. The free exhibition hosted in the studio byre of Gartur Stitch Farm will be accompanied by a paid programme including an online sharing, workshops, creative foraging walks and a farm to table dinner. The exhibition will also run to draw awareness to and in support of the Land Workers Alliance.
DirectionsOnce you reach the village of Dykehead on the B8034, take the single track road road, opposite the bus stop ,which is signposted Cardross Holiday Cottages (heading west) for 1.5 miles, passing Green Aspirations, to the farm at the end of the road.
Stitched, Pressed & Nettled Workshop and Event Programme
Saturday 10th June, 2-5 pm & 5-8pm Saturday 17th June, 2-5pm & 5-8pm
Saturday 10th 2 - 5 pm - Restitched.
Learn to hand stitch a pot holder from fabric scraps and learn quilting basics with Eilidh Weir from All That is Braw. In this workshop you will learn to construct and make hand sewn pot holders using old clothes. You will learn the basics of quilting on a small scale and find a use for some of those tricky to recycle textiles like socks and t-shirts and trousers.
Saturday 10th 5 - 8 pm - Nettled. Open fire wild-inspired dinner with Lucy Pattinson of The Federation, with the opportunity to visit the exhibition and for a tour of a regenerative smallholding with goats, poultry and Loretta the kunekune pig.
Saturday 17th 2 - 5 pm - Pressed. Introduction to Flatbed Botanical Printing with Jane Lindsey from Snapdragon Life. Make your own unique artwork with locally foraged leaves and flowers.
Saturday 10th 5 - 8 pm - Nettled. Nettle inspired farm to table dinner with Kat Goldin from Gartur Stitch Farm Join Kat and Kevin for a foraged farm to experience inspired by nettles (with farm tour as above).
All events are £35 per person. Places limited to 8 per workshop and 15 per dinner.
Book via garturstitchfarm.com/events