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CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 20 July 2018

Pearl and lurex chancellor robes, textile sanitary pads and creativity vs midlife crisis

What happened
 
BBC Two have commissioned a new craft series called The Arts and Crafts House and they’re looking for makers to take part.
 
The New York Times asked whether creativity is the new midlife crisis cure.
 
Barking Council gave the go-ahead to a affordable housing scheme for artists. They will be offered a third off rent in return for promoting arts in their local community.
 
Juliana Katini is revolutionising periods for girls and women in Kenya by teaming up with a textile workshop to make reusable cloth pads.
 
Our Maker of the Week is Amanda J Simmons who is exhibiting at North Lands Glass until 17 August.
 
What was said
 
‘Personally, I have no space for bottles which will not hold water.’ Enid Marx on non-functional craft. Alan Powers talks to Crafts about a new book and exhibition on the designer.
 
What was made
 
Chancellor robes for Grayson Perry designed by UAL grad Yuxuan Yang.  It’s the usual understated Perry look with only 220,000 hand-stitched pearl beads held together by six kilos of lurex.
 
What to look forward to
 
LAID a new sculptural installation by Laura Ellen Bacon which opens at Harley Gallery in Worksop next week.

And finally
 
Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is going global. Craft fans in Sydney can enjoy two nights of screenings at the Australian Design Centre on the 5th and 6th August.

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