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Glenis weaves her way to the Hill

Friday, 5th October, 2018

Glenis Beaumont will be showcasing her works today at the Town Hall Facade. PICTURE: Myles Burt Glenis Beaumont will be showcasing her works today at the Town Hall Facade. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

West Darling Arts is threading together a new exhibition at the Town Hall Facade as Glenis Beaumont showcases her artistry.

Ms Beaumont has built an array of about 40 hand-woven pieces over the last two years, ranging from table runners, wall hangings, cushions, rugs, scarfs and more.

“Every thread has been placed separately by hand,” Ms Beaumont said.

“Then the weaving loom is used to actually create the pattern and beat the threads in place to create fabric.

“It’s very time consuming and a lot of labour and love in amongst it all.”

The exhibition will also host a community project where locals can add on their own personal fabrics to a weave, creating a woven time capsule for local weavers.

“People can include things like a shell, a button, a ribbon or a piece of fabric that has special meaning to them, either through weaving it themselves, stitching it or through attaching it somehow.”

After sixteen years of weaving, Ms Beaumont practises her craft from her own studio in Wentworth called Went Weaving.

The ‘Indulge’ exhibition begins today with the opening at 6pm at the Town Hall Facade and finishes on November 20.

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