Two darning women in conversation!
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We're thrilled to bits to have an evening with Celia Pym in conversation with Hikaru Noguchi.
Please join us on Saturday evening January 19th at 6:30pm when we welcome Celia Pym talking with Hikaru Noguchi, visiting from Japan, about visible mending, stitching, embroidery and surface design and how they incorporate this into their process and design as well as how they were drawn to use this in their work.
The ticket fee is for the talk, some nibbles and wine, and a discount on Hikaru's book. There might also be a small pop-up shop of Hikaru's knitwear on the night. What a wonderful evening!
Spaces are limited for this.
The event will last approx an hour to an hour and a half.
There will also be a little popup shop of Hikaru's accessories over the weekend at Loop.Hikaru Noguchi
is widely known for her beautiful and unique collections of knitwear. She was one of the very first designers that Loop stocked when we opened back in 2005 and we have long admired her aesthetic. It has been a joy to see her work evolve over the years to now incorporate another layer of stitching through surface design and visible mending.
Hikaru has just published her book 'Darning, Repair, Make'. The book will be 15% off on the night!Hikaru is holding workshops over the weekend at Loop as well.
Celia Pym is an artist working with darning, knitting and embroidery. Her work has been shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Royal Festival Hall and Pumphouse Gallery here in London as well as other museums around the world. She also holds a few workshops a year at Loop, which are always incredibly inspiring.
In 2017 Celia was shortlisted for Women's Hour Craft Prize', organised by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, the Crafts Council and in partnership with Victoria and Albert Museum here in London. We were so proud and happy for her! 2017 was a busy year as her work 'Norwegian Sweater', was also shortlisted for inaguaral Loewe Craft Prize. In 2018 Celia was commisioned by the Nouveau Musee National de Monaco (NMNM), to make Flying Gold Cape a new ambitious work using a damaged cape from the museum’s archive collection of Opera Garnier costumes. She mended the cape and took it on the road for a series of 'cape-wearing' sessions with different people at different locations across Iceland, London and Monaco.
Her work is in the collection of the NMNM, Crafts Council and various private collections. She is a visiting lecturer in Textiles at the Royal College of Art. Celia lives and works in London.