You do not always have to teach people everything about it, they should be free to use the material however they want.
Even those artists who here began intuitively learned a lot about the history, whether it is stitch patterns or colours. I’m quite sure all these artists now know exactly why these things are made this way
But they did not begin there, nor did they begin with a lecture from you
The lack of a heavy hand I think is really beautiful
And also the sense of collaboration, I think you had a great partner in the Museum here, and a great curator, and she also did not feel the need to control
So the artists could benefit from such a range of expertise without feeling that they were meddling in someone else’s story, which was very valuable in this exhibition.
And it worked really nicely when we last met, nobody knew who is doing what and then when we started to discuss it the whole image was getting together even if the artists are working really differently and separately.This is exactly the way it should be, there was no need of pushing or none of the friction was there.