Gail McGarva will be speaking at the Heritage Crafts Association spring conference at the V&A in March and the next few blog posts will be profiling some of the excellent speakers you'll get a chance to hear if you are coming and to whet the appetite of those who are yet to book. I blogged about Gail's work with the Lyme Lerret before here
This is the moment her new Lyme Lerret was launched.
"Maritime Lyme" project. The project will collect and tell the stories of an historic Dorset fishing vessel through a series of community events, an oral history project and the creation of an archive of documents and photographs. Here are a last couple of photos of the Lerret and at the bottom links to interviews.
Two good interviews with Gail on Lyme radio in 2007 here and on woman's hour 2009 here
I would happily listen to Gail talk about boatbuilding all day but we have so many good speakers and time is limited, we also find at these events that it is important to leave some time for folk to meet informally and chat with inspiring craftspeople. We hope that presenting these wonderful crafts in the Victoria and Albert Museum will also help to raise the profile and status of traditional craft. It will be an exciting day, hope you can make it. Book here