Get the chance to win a hand-woven cloth made by Maria Sigma at ‘The Future Of Craft’ at Bargehouse Oxo Tower during London Craft Week in collaboration with Design Nation.
At a time when there is a surge of interest in craft and in a dialog with the inaugural exhibition of The Harewood Biennial ‘Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters’, Maria seeks for answers to this question.
To enter the competition send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org [Subject: LCW Competition] with your contact details and answering the question: ‘Why craft matters (to you)?’ until Sunday 30th of June.
WHY CRAFT MATTERS (TO ME)?
Living in a digital era of single-use objects, where people discard things easily, the need for tangible and real materials arises. Craft is more than just a way of making things; for me it’s a way of thinking and living in the most sustainable way. It questions the different processes of dealing with the material world, and it brings back a certain level of human dignity. Craft calms down our high-speed society. In a way, craft is a tool to connect the heritage of the past with our present. Craft can invest a context of regionalism and history to our convenience-based economy. Craft is an event that starts with a physical sense of relationship between materials and people.
More specifically, hand-weaving - one of the oldest crafts, like a portal to past eras and candlelit work environments, brings back a long- forgotten, almost romantic, collaboration of the body and the mind, and relationship between the domesticity and the creativity.
Hand-crafted goods remind us how and why we are humans - they carry a story, maker’s personality and the emotional state of their creator. Textile heirlooms, passed on from one generation to another, become narrative objects of great sentimental value, which encompass a particular sense of belonging for me: ‘feeling at home’.
DIMENSIONS: approx. 135 x 115 cm
MATERIALS: 100% natural undyed British wool
CLEAN & CARE: hand-washing /washing machine: hand-wash/wool cycle in max. 30°C / & low spin, ironing/steaming in medium temperature
TO BE USED: sofa/floor cushion cover(s), fabric for garment(s)/accessories, baby blanket/throw/mini- blanket, fabric for upholstery: arm-chair, ottoman, stool/chair top.
ENTER COMPETITION: email email@example.com with your answer to ‘Why craft matters (to you)?’
SUBJECT: ‘LCW Competition’
DEADLINE: Sunday 30th of June
The winner will get notified by email.
IMPORTANT: 1. The cloth is for personal and non-profit use only. You may not sell the cloth itself as a whole , as a part, as an addition to any other product(s)/good(s), nor as an item(s) made from it. 2. By entering the competition you are subscribing to the newsletter. You can unsubscribe anytime.
For all enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org