Following the latest Government guidance, Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery is temporarily closed to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community. If you have booked a ticket for a future date we will be in touch as soon as the situation is clear.
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TOAST, the clothing and lifestyle brand, has commissioned a group of artists in collaboration with Kettle’s Yard to re-work worn garments and fabrics, turning them into something unique and unexpected. The display aims to promote the idea that clothes can have a life beyond their first wearer; creatively supporting a lower carbon lifestyle.
RE-NEW coincides with the launch of TOAST Circle, their national clothes exchange project.
Research space display.
To coincide with TOAST Re-new there are three artist workshops.
Modern tapestry with Sophie Rowley
Wednesday 30 October, 11.30am – 2.30pm, £45
Material designer Sophie Rowley reveals hidden aesthetics of everyday matter through experimentation with processes and crafts. During this workshop, participants will experiment with a wide range of techniques to create a small wall tapestry. Some materials will be provided but we would also like to encourage you to bring your own worn clothing to use in your work.
Quilt making with Abigail Booth
Saturday 2 November, 11.30am – 4.30pm, £65
Join artist and quilter Abigail Booth as she teaches you how to create your own abstract quilt design using TOAST waste fabrics or your once-loved items of clothing.During the workshop, Abigail will share her own practices before you experiment with colour, layout and design to piece together your own quilt design.All materials will be provided but we would also like to invite you to bring your favourite fabrics to include in your work.
Hand embroidery with Richard McVetis
Sunday 3 November, 11.30am – 5pm, £65
British artist-maker Richard McVetis minimalist work is an endless exploration, not just of form but of the potential of process and repetition within stitch.In this workshop, participants will work freely with a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, drawing and mark making used in the creation of the works on display in Re-New. You will apply these techniques to create your own textures and patterns. All materials will be provided.
TOAST aspires to a slower, more thoughtful way of life, creating and curating simple, functional, beautiful clothing, homeware and editorial.
TOAST began with loungewear and nightwear in 1997, designed in a farmhouse in Wales.
Today, they have shops throughout the UK, studios in both London and Swansea, and continue to design and develop all their collections in house.
At the heart of TOAST is a commitment to supporting and sustaining traditional textile techniques and craftsmanship.
The Edlis Neeson Research Space is fully accessible. There is a lift just outside that can be accessed via a ramp on the ground floor.
Hannah Robson, Tracing Light 7, Woven paper, cotton and horsehair, 2018
Forest and Found, Broken Bars.
Richard McVetis, Permutation, Hand embroidery on wool, 2019
Alice Fox, Tide Line.
The Edlis Neeson Research Space display is open:
Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm