Darren was our guest speaker in January, and brought examples of his intricate work to show us.
TALK AND WORKSHOP BY UCA GRADUATES
Following the AGM we welcomed Emilia Biddlescombe and Amy Stevens, two 2023 textile graduates from UCA who shared the inspiration for their final year projects. They had brought a variety of examples of their work and explained some of the techniques to us. After lunch they lead an off-loom weaving workshop, where we created our own woven textile piece. We shared resources and made a variety of useful mug mats!
AGM – Reports were given from the Committee, and all the Committee were happy to stand again for 2024. Many thanks to them all!
In September ‘23 our visiting speaker was Emily Tull. She graduated in 2000 as a painter and her training was in fine art, even though her family were seamstresses! She has exhibited widely, and won many awards. In 2006 she made first stitched piece - a sketched portrait in black thread, she wanted more detail than she was achieving in paint.
News and progress from the group