Alice Hume is a Weaver and Textile Artist based at Hotwalls Studios in Old Portsmouth. Alice studied Textile Design for her degree at Winchester School of Art and attended weaving schools internationally in Sweden and Japan. Inspired by her travels and different cultures her work combines embroidery, wrapping, knotting and hand weaving on her Harris floor Loom. She experiments with unusual materials of recycled copper, raffia and 1970’s vintage silk yarns to create wall decor, hanging copper moons, clutch bags and Textile earrings. Vanderhume is about collaboration, creating contemporary Textiles and is named after her ancestors who were Flemish weavers. She also teaches Frame Loom Weaving and Macrame Workshops online, in-person and at festivals around the country.
The Good Mental Health Cooperative supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking in confidence. This may include experience of mental ill-health, addictions, disability, bereavement, caring responsibilities for example. At the Good Mental Health Cooperative, we believe that connecting with others, and informal learning opportunities, are really important steps to good mental health, bringing a sense of inclusion and challenge, rather than feeling isolated and lacking in purpose. www.goodmentalhealth.org.ukEmail