My aim for this project is to look for innovative ideas to support and develop artisan practice and sustainable collaboration. Whilst I have worked within millinery and textiles education and curation I have been fortunate to see a range of innovative practices. I have been informed that some of my own work has fitted into this as I have facilitated new makers through projects and mentoring. What I have also seen is that these happen through the strength of the lead person or the financial support at any one time in a project. Sustainability can be more problematic. The lead person can be worn down through the drive to make things happen. The project ends when the money ceases.
|Feltmakers competition hat 2012 Emily Ellwood|
I will explore more of this as we go through the blog and the trip........
|Case from Trends of Trimmings exhibition Hat Works 2010, Stockport|