Worn Threads (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