We are really pleased to be involved with the 2012 Brentwood Art Trail. This year, the Brentwood Art Trail focuses on the themes of the Olympics. Artists and schools have been asked to submit or create work that interprets the themes of excellence, friendship, respect, courage, determination, inspiration or equality.
Here at We Three, we’re hosting the work of two artists, Kirsten Yeates and Pauline Cannon, both of whom are inspired by textiles. Their artwork couldn’t be a better fit for our yarn and haberdashery shop!
You can find the full Brentwood Art Trail here – we’re location #22.
About Kirsten Yeates
Kirsten is a Danish textile artist who has exhibited her work at the V&A. She qualified in Creative Embroidery with London City & Guilds and is a member of the Embroiders Guild and The Essex Handicrafts Association. Kirsten dyes and prints her own fabrics and threads, much of which is reclaimed and recycled material.
Most of her present work is inspired by Miss Willmott’s garden at Warley Place, a hidden gem of Brentwood located a little over a mile away from our shop. Ellen Willmott was an influential local gardener who propagated seeds from around the world, including the tree peony from China (the previous host of the Summer Olympics).
The pieces that she is exhibiting at We Three include Evolution 1, Evolution 2 and Evolution 3.
About Pauline Cannon
“I have always been interested in needlework, from sewing buttons onto a piece of cloth at the age of three, to making my own clothes. as I grew up for my wedding I made my own dress, When my boys came along I made their trousers, coats and knitted them jumpers.
As the boys grew they no longer wanted home made clothes, preferring designer labels.
So I turned my hand to other crafts, starting with half cross stitch design for various friends and families.
Then my granddaughter arrived. My son and his family came home from America to live with me for awhile. When Juliona was two they returned to live in America. I missed her so much! Then I found a lady that could chart a photo of her for me. The resulting cross stitch tapestry was a joy to do and I was hooked. Now I have three grandchildren, so I am always working on a tapestry of one of them.”
We think you’ll have to agree with us that her work is amazing:
The Brentwood Art Trail runs from 18-30 June 2012 at various locations around town. Most of the artwork on display is available for purchase. Pick up an Art Trail brochure at the Brentwood Theatre or visit www.brentwoodat.org.uk for full details.
We Three is open Tuesday-Saturday. View our opening times and location.