Part 9 Clare Jenkins recalls meeting Orkney knitter Camilla Eames - An Orkney Jumper
"...... Ordinary magic, as I once heard a Buddhist monk say........ If you do manage to find her, do remind her of our meeting. She may well have forgotten it, of course, but I never have ........" Clare Jenkins
I've been invited to take part in an exhibition curated by Bruno Vinhas, the gallery director of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. 'Sensorius' is to open in August 2021 at their gallery in St.Johns, Newfoundland. The exhibition is themed on accessible tactile work. This Orkney Jumper is at the centre of my new work for the exhibition.
Click here to read more about this project and the jumper which continutes to spark memories as my search for Camilla Eames contiues.
" ..... I’ve just seen that you were looking for Camilla Eames in connection with your forthcoming exhibition. Did you get any leads? The last address I have for her was in Bedfordshire, where she moved after she left Orkney.
...... I came across your search because I’ve just been in touch with a textile artist called Rosalind Johansson, formerly of Sweden, now of Orkney.