Heather Arbon

Cromford / Contemporary art textiles

Opening days

Saturday 27th May
Sunday 28th May
Monday 29th May
Tuesday 30th May
Wednesday 31st May
Thursday 1st June

Six artists at this venue

Open 10am- 4pm daily

10am- 3pm Thursday 1st June

I make a variety of contemporary textile based art inspired by the natural world. My pictures are created using fabric layers, mixed media, paint, free machine embroidery, dried petals and leaves. These may be mounted in a wooden frame, onto a canvas base, or in a transparent acrylic mount.
3D work includes my signature dragonfly and butterfly brooches in free machine embroidery on soluble fabric. The same technique is used to create autumn leaves mounted for display in a box frame.
Coiled cotton bowls and pod vessels are individually hand dyed in vibrant colours.
My large vessels and lanterns are made from pure silk fibres layered over tissue paper. They look delicate but are surprisingly robust. The large sculptural forms look good unlit but even better in dim light with the battery candle on.  

Will undertake commissions

Contact Information

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Venue Information

The Gallery, Arkwright's Mill
Mill Road
'Take the A6 out of Matlock Bath towards Derby and turn left at Cromford traffic lights. The Mill complex entrance is on the left after 200m. There is ample parking and full disabled access.'
This venue has full disabled access