Worn Threads: Exhibition 2016
The inspiration, for our third exhibition was a garment. It could be re-purposing a garment in some way, or referring to a photograph or other image of an actual garment.
The artists approached this challenge in diverse and exciting ways. Not only were the creative and textile skills superb but the stories associated with the garments are fascinating, amusing and moving. There were glimpses of social and historical themes from across the world and some deeply personal garments used or referred to - including an artist's own wedding dress.
The artists work was captivating with the innovative way they interpreted their inspirational garments.
10–29 February 2016
Lady Sew and Sew,
Henley on Thames, RG9 1EJ
29 March–28 April 2016
The National Needlework Archive,
Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HW
11–13 November 2016
West Country Quilt and Textile Show, Bristol
Halfway between ... Exhibition 2014
Ask yourself 'Halfway between what?' and you may find yourself travelling in some very intriguing directions. This project began in September 2012 with a brainstorming session and the artists from the group took the idea in their own individual directions. We think the results were very varied and stimulating. Some were inspired by landscapes, nature and folk tales. Others have created very personal interpretations that were stimulated by thoughts halfway between fantasy and reality, between conflicts and between life and death.
More information about the start of the project here.
13-16 March 2014
Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, Olympia, London
19 March to 30 April 2014
National Needlework Archive, Newbury
Whatever floats your boat ... Exhibition 2011/12
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An exhibition that explores the town and environment of Slough, and the collections of Slough Museum. Each participant in the project created artworks that share their own experiences, culture and understanding of what they saw in Slough and in the collections of the Museum.
For more information about the exhibition visit the project blog.
November – December 2011:
April – June 2012:
Langley Academy, Langley
September - October 2012
National Needlework Archive,
The Old Chapel Textile Centre,
Photographs © Nigel Bird, Michael Woodman, Jane Glennie