London Exhibitions 2021

Looking forward to a brighter 2021, and dreaming of open galleries and enthralling shows, I have collected some of the best exhibitions hoping to open this year.
All of these include textiles in various ways – from garments and pattern, to interiors and photography.
If not physically open, let’s hope that these exhibitions will be available online in some form:

Masks & beyond

I have been following Thread Stories for a few years, and have seen the designer grow
and grow in popularity. This Irish designer has a strong instagram presence, and has
featured in the likes of iD, Colossal magazine and The NY Times. Her masks are surreal,
sea creature-like forms that flow and fall around the head. They are made from yarn with
techniques like crochet, knitting and fringing. Each starts as a crocheted balaclava, which
is layered with thread to make wild 3D shapes.