29 November 2006
The forthcoming issue of Maggie Grey’s online magazine, Workshop on the Web, is a very special issue – a moving tribute to Valerie Campbell-Harding, who died on 5 October.
Few people can have touched as many lives in the world of textiles and embroidery as Val: inspiring, teaching and sharing her great knowledge and delight in exploration. Her life, her work, her writing and her
teaching are all remembered and celebrated throughout this issue by those who learned from her, worked with her, and loved her.
December’s WoW also carries an article by Val herself, ‘Seeing Pink Elephants’, an invitation to play and discover new textures in the oddest of raw materials.
Workshop on the Web represents joyful excellence in textile art, an ethos that owes much to Val’s influence and inspiration. It consistently demonstrates the wonderful creativity of those who practise embroidery and other textile arts, and it’s going from strength to strength as a community. I always love to read it, and this issue is definitely one to treasure.
The December issue of Workshop on the Web is out on 1 December.