weaversbazaar invites people or organisations to apply to be considered for support under our sponsorship scheme. The resources we have are modest but can include funds, equipment, materials and other support. In keeping with our aim of promoting weaving, we were keen to support initiatives which either
- engage a community in actively participating in weaving,
- support the development of novice weavers, or
- actively and practically bring weaving to a new group of people
We received the following message from Sally Reckert, who was sponsorsed by weaversbazaar in 2016 (Tees Valley YMCA) and 2017 (Children's Tapestry Weaving)
ATA (the American Tapestry Alliance) has awarded me a Weaving the Future grant to guide two new BTG (British Tapestry Group) members in weaving with children of all ages. Both are also members of the Darlington Weaving Rooms - an increasingly dynamic hub here in the north! Would any of this happened without weaversbazaar sponsorship - no. Your support gave me the confidence to go where my heart lies, encouraging children’s creative response to their environment through weaving their stories in tapestry. And now I’m passing on that batten.
2018 Sponsorship Now Open.
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2017 Sponsorship Awards
Children's Tapestry Weaving
Building on an earlier project at the Tess Valley YMCA, Sally Reckert and Janet Calrk are developing a tapestry weaving kit for use by children. These will be taken to several public events to encourage children to ‘have a go’.
Julie Taylor launched her very successful Makeweaves project last year, with weaversbazaar support. This year we are continuing to support her as she widens the reach of Makeweaves to a bigger audience.
Gill Williamson is leading a community art event in her home village of Whitchurch-on-Thames this Spring. The beautiful Whitchurch Bridge will be bedecked with all sorts of yarn bombing, paintings, tapestry and many other forms of creative decoration from 29th April to 14 May 2017. weaversbazaar will be supporting this event and Matty will also be contributing a tapestry she has woven for the event.
The Witchcraft Tapestry Series
Anne Jackson is planning a one-woman exhibition this year, in The Museum in the Park, Stroud (and possibly other venues) of her Witchcraft Series of tapestries. To accompany this there will be a high-quality catalogue which weaversbazaar will contribute towards.
Submarines of Dundee
Building on her very successful series of tapestries commemorating the Arctic Convoys of WWWII, Katie Russell is now embarking on a project to commemorate the submarines of Dundee. weaversbazaar will be supporting this.
This year weaversbazaar will be awarding a prize of £250 to the winner of the People's Choice selection from the exhibits at this major tapestry exhibition, Heallreaf2. With two venues, West Dean College, Sussex and The Brick Lane Gallery, London, there are plenty of opportunities to visit and place your vote. Full details at the Heallreaf2 website