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2014

Its nearly the end of January and I am only getting round to updating my website now! Weaving full time since August at Stirling Castle is really filling up my time! Its a fantastic job and an honour to be working on the project again!studio shot

In this picture I am at the very back next to Sandy the steward.. at the front is Rudi Richardson who is now working for the Dovecot in Edinburgh. In the middle is Ruth Jones the team leader – we now have been joined by Louise Trotter who like me worked on the tapestry project at the beginning.

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Billie Dove 1920s Film Star – tapestry woven by Emma Jo Webster 2013

 

2013 was an unbelievable year of opportunities – including the Sky Arts – where I got interviwed by Frank Skinner and I took the chance and wove a portrait of one of my favourite film stars – Billie Dove for the programme- Frank Skinner even wove a bit of the back ground!

2013 was also the year of my 1st ever ecclesiastical piece of art work – I was asked to create the design based on my great granfathers window at lansdowne Church Glasgow. Alf Webster was a stained Glass artist who was killed in the 1st world War but had already made a name for himself in the world of stained glass. The design I was asked to weave was to fit onto a prayer scarf. Small commission but a very enjoyable one! I would love to do more!

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Alfred Websters image from window which I based my design on

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Roy Henderson modelling the prayer scarf.

SO – if 2014 is anything like 2013 then life will be fantastic! I love weaving and just can’t get enough of it!!!!

I am also taking part in the Falkirk and Stirling open Studios – so watch this space and I”ll let you know the details ……….

Had a really great day!

Took part in the Sky Arts Portrait Festival – which was held in conjunction with the Sky Arts Portrait of the year competition – Glasgow Heats. The competition was held downstairs in the Glasgow Art Galleries and the portrait festival was upstairs. I had a lot of people coming and watching me weave my portrait of Billie Dove and I got interviewed by Frank Skinner – he even wove a tiny part of the background of the tapestry! During any breaks I got I ran downstairs to watch the contestants paint their sitters – it was fabulous to watch!sky arts 029 frank skinner

Film Starlet from the 1920's

Sky Arts portrait Festival

Sky Arts are holding a portrait festival in conjunction with the Scottish heats of the ‘Sky Arts Portrait of the Year Award 2013′ This will be held at Kelvingrove Art Galleries Glasgow from 11am til 5pm.

21 artists paint 3 famous sitters for an exciting new TV series presented by Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell. The Sitters are Actor John Hannah, Wheelchair Rugby Paralympian Michael Kerr and Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones.

As part of the portrait festival I will be weaving this portrait of the late great Billie Dove – famous 1920′s film actress – please do come along and watch!