Makeba Lewis Textiles At The Craft Study Centre Farnham

By 24 Hour Museum Staff | 15 January 2008
a photo of woven textiles

© Makeba Lewis

Exhibition Preview - Makeba Lewis Textiles runs at The Crafts Study Centre, Farnham until March 29 2008.

The first museum exhibition of an acclaimed and successful woven textile artist and designer is currently showing at the Crafts Study Centre at the University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham in Surrey.

Makeba Lewis Textiles contains recent and new work by the textile designer with a special emphasis on hand woven fabric with 24-carat gold and sterling silver threads, as well as articles from the artist's Nomad collection.

a photo of woven textiles

© Makeba Lewis

The latter reflects her research into the use of copper yarn and Bokuba textiles, as well as the exploration of the healing properties of the metal in the context of functional art objects for the body.

Many of the items are bespoke eco textiles made into fashion items for both men and women and a series of woven jewellery, pleated scarves and neckpieces are featured in the exhibition.

Currently a senior lecturer at University College Falmouth, Lewis trained at the Royal College of Art, followed by a spell as a founder Fellow of the Ann Sutton Foundation.

a photo of woven textiles

© Makeba Lewis

As well as a maker she has set up her own company Makeba to produce digitally designed textiles for production on a Jacquard loom as well as hand woven items.

She was shortlisted for the 2007 UK Trade and Investment Award for export and has work held in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s textile archive.

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