Over the past two years we have not been able to host residencies at Thread, but we are thrilled to be welcoming artists back to Sinthian.
London-based Sara Kelly was the first artist-in-residence at Thread since the pandemic began in March 2020, and it was beautiful to watch the building be animated by her loom.
She fashioned this loom from bamboo, incorporating it into the architecture of the building. And she wove on it—sometimes with the help of children from the village—using cotton that was hand-spun in Sinthian.
This year’s slate of Thread artists hail from around the world, and work in a variety of mediums from fashion design to performance to sculpture, so please watch this space for updates. As always, if you would like to support artists at Thread, you can make a tax-deductible donation.