Catalogue of exhibition at the Brewery arts Centre, Kendal, in 2001. Profusely illustrated in colour. VGC. In English and Japanese.
Beginning in the 1960s as a woven textiles student at the West of England College of Art, Bristol, Jilly Edwards was introduced to tapestry weaving. Journeys and Journals is a collection of her new work, recording her journeys to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, St Ives, Cornwall, South Australia and the Australian west coast. Extensive drawing practice during a post-graduate student course at Edinburgh College of Art in 1980 facilitated the design process leading to weaving. She maintains illustrated journals as she travels, and now lives in Kendal where she has a studio. No longer teaching, she uses her journals as a resource for her work - 'a diary, in colour terms, of each day in a journey'. Tapestry designs emerge from her travels/journals and aesthetic decisions are made as work progresses and she responds to the emerging image. Yarns and other raw materials used are described and her skilful use of colour and technique.