Blue Not Broken, Fragility and Strength

Blue Not Broken, Fragility and Strength

March 9, 20220

‘Blue Not Broken’ is the theme underpinning a series of arts and craft workshops in Bideford, North Devon, this month, with artist Catherine West of Significant Seams. The workshops are free…

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Melinda Schwakhofer on  BBC Sounds 

Melinda Schwakhofer on  BBC Sounds 

February 28, 20220

  Melinda recently spoke to the BBC’s Pippa Quelch about her Muskogee heritage and how it informs and impacts her artmaking. Listen to the multi-part series HERE: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0blyf8b 

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In Person Workshops Re-start

In Person Workshops Re-start

February 21, 20220

It’s been a journey, hasn’t it? We’re ready. Are you? Textiles and Nature: Crafting Inspiration from Crediton’s Heritage will focus on People’s Park. The natural and historical influence of a site…

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Play and experimentation, Erika’s residency reflections continued

Play and experimentation, Erika’s residency reflections continued

February 1, 20220

This month I have been trying out new materials and working on new ideas for projects. I think January is a good time to play and experiment as it’s a…

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A Significant Year strengthening the seams of community….

A Significant Year strengthening the seams of community….

December 30, 20210

Significant Seams is about glorious creativity and the beautiful potential patchwork our myriad human experiences can become. It is about resilience to mental health challenges and the life circumstances that…

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November Blog from our Young Artist in Residence – Place, Continued …

November Blog from our Young Artist in Residence – Place, Continued …

December 4, 20210

Last month I talked about how and where my work is placed and the different contexts for the pieces about Dartmoor. This month I’m continuing to think about place, and…

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Associate Artist Naomi Wright and Art & Energy win Sustainability First Art Prize!

Associate Artist Naomi Wright and Art & Energy win Sustainability First Art Prize!

November 12, 20210

Our Associate Artist Naomi Wright is also a co-founder of Art & Energy CIC, the arts collective that have led the national #mothstoaflame project that has won the Sustainability First…

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October Blog from our Young Artist in Residence – theme of ‘place’ 

October Blog from our Young Artist in Residence – theme of ‘place’ 

November 2, 20210

‘Place’ has become a theme in the month of October, as I have been busy preparing work to present in several places – both online and virtual, locally and worldwide!…

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Craftivism Club Now Booking

Craftivism Club Now Booking

October 18, 20210

NOW BOOKING “I like the enthusiasm and passion that our teacher showed whilst talking about their artistic careers and their artwork. I’ll use the skills I’ve learnt and apply them…

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BIRTHRIGHT – Journeys of Reconnection, Meet the Artist, 16 Oct 2021

BIRTHRIGHT – Journeys of Reconnection, Meet the Artist, 16 Oct 2021

October 12, 20210

Significant Seams Associate Artist Melinda Schwakhofer is one of two artists featured in the latest show at the distinguished Rainmaker Gallery, Bristol. For over 30 years Rainmaker has been the only…

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