COLBORNE — A diversity of techniques, personal styles and approaches to weaving is featured in a new exhibit at the Colborne Art Gallery.
The Weavers Unlimited Group, an Eastern Ontario based collective, presents Moving on… An Exhibition of Hand Weaving by Weavers Unlimited from May 31 to July 6.
Weavers Unlimited has 14 members who have gathered over the past 10 years to share their interest in working with fibres, according to information provided by the gallery.
The group's latest collaboration is on the concept of "Moving On." The theme, chosen by the members, means they are "all at different levels of weaving expertise and interests, and at different stages in our lives, making moving on a very individual concept."
For some, it may be based on changing family circumstances, for others on a different approach to designing, and for others it involves the use of a technique not tried before.
For Jean Down, "Moving On" means bringing two parts of her fibre experience together to explore how different weaving and dyeing techniques can collectively be part of the design. Ellen Good will provide an example of material she wove on a primitive loom from the 1800s at Upper Canada Village, moving on to a contemporary variation of this material made on her modern loom.
The opening reception with the artists present is on May 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is always free and all are welcome to attend. The Colborne Art Gallery is located at 51 King St. E., Colborne. Gallery hours (during shows) are Thursday through Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
For more information visit www.thecolborneartgallery.ca .