Walford Mill Crafts, Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
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Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne Dorset


Threads of Narrative


3rd of March - 22nd of April 2018


Textile Artists Lisa Earley and Sarah Appleton present their responses to the Bankes' family archive which is held at Dorset History Centre. 

The Bankes family lived in Wimborne's Kingston Lacy house from 1640-1980, before it was gifted to the National Trust.  

As part of the engagement for this project, Lisa and Sarah will be working with Foundation Fashion students from Southampton Solent University, Walford Mill Crafts resident Patchwork groups and St Mary's middle school Puddletown.

There will be a talk by Lead Artist Lisa Earley at 11am on the 10th March, in which Lisa will talk about the process of this artist's commission, explain the research and creative techniques used and discuss the outcomes.





Wessex Bound

13th of January - 25th of February 2018


The Wessex Guild of Bookbinders celebrate their 50th Anniversary at Walford Mill Crafts. 

Alongside this exhibition there will be book binding demonstrations every Saturday in the gallery from 11am - 4pm.

The Wessex Guild of Bookbinders was formed with the aim of keeping alive and promoting the ancient craft of bookbinding.  The Guild's title was chosen to reflect the fact that members come from the wider Wessex region and they now meet regularly just a few miles north of Wimborne.
This exhibition at Walford Mill is an opportunity to celebrate the Guild's 50th anniversary and to look forward to the next 50 years of exceptional craftsmanship and artistry.  The centre-piece of the exhibition will be a display of bindings, one by each of the sixteen current members of the Guild, of a book of particular local interest.  Visitors will be able to see the various stages that take place when binding a book.  There will be displays of different types of bindings including single section, piano hinge, limp building and Japanese stab bindings. 
A workshop for both adults and children will take place during the exhibition and there will be free drop-in demonstrations every Saturday in the gallery at Walford Mill.