Cally Booker MSDC

Woven Textiles

About Cally
Cally Booker lives and weaves in Dundee on the east coast of Scotland. She is drawn to places at the edge, where land and water meet, and in her work explores lines and boundaries, positive and negative, using multi-layered structures which hide and reveal. Cally is passionate about making things by hand and shares her love of weaving through Weaving Space, a growing online programme for curious handweavers.
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Cally Booker lives and weaves in Dundee on the east coast of Scotland. She is drawn to places at the edge, where land and water meet, and in her work explores lines and boundaries, positive and negative, using multi-layered structures which hide and reveal. She achieves this by combining mark-making with algorithms, and digital design tools with the slow processes of hand-dyeing and hand-weaving. From 2018 - 2021 Cally was a member of the Aural Textiles project, researching ways of incorporating sound as a design source into her creative practice.


Cally is passionate about the value of craft-making, both for its benefits to wellbeing and for the way in which making things by hand can deepen our appreciation of the material world. She shares her enthusiasm for weaving through Weaving Space, a growing online programme for curious handweavers.

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Recent Exhibitions and Events

Meet Make Collaborate, touring and online (2021)

Sound Exchange, Edinburgh and online (2021)

Borders Art Fair, Kelso (2020)

Shift Canada residency, Nova Scotia (2019)

Scottish Craft Showcase, Yokohama (2019)

Hybrid Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid (2019)

Tangible Sounds, Forres, Scotland (2018)

Craft Scotland Summer Show, Edinburgh (2018)

The Hand of the Maker, Society of Designer Craftsmen, London (2018)

Complexity, Reno, NV (2018)

Education

HNC Handwoven Textile Design, Bradford School of Arts & Media (2007)

Affiliations

Past President, Complex Weavers

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