Thursday, 8 September 2016

2016-17 Programme OUT NOW

20th July: Chloe Hamilton- Textile Artist
What an inspiring talk to finish off our 2015/16 season! Whilst Chloe had an art background following a BA in Embroidery at Manchester School of Art & a Scholarship to do an MA, her work in the charity/ refugee sector provided an inspiration & a mechanism for translating her passion whilst sharing stories & learning skills from different countries. Chloe told us of her commercial successes but her use of the 'bird' as a symbol for women's stories was fantastic. We would have all bought one of her bags on the night if they had been available ( you made the bag, & it had special cut outs of birds which could be made in to a separate item as a symbol- I know I am not telling this well!). Great evening.

18th May: Bev Elliot
Bev provided us with an informative talk & the journey she took to reach her textile ambitions via various careers. We were really fascinated by her flowers using wire, plastic & Japanese paper.

Exhibition Winners 2016
The award winning work by Sandra who won the public vote for best exhibit 'Owl & Pussycat' with Jean winning the designated title ' Pathways' competition 
Annual Exhibition 21st May 2016
Congratulations to all the exhibitors, helpers, tea makers & stall holders who made our exhibition a success. Well done to Sandra & Jean for their winning exhibits. Here is a selection of photographs for the work on show as well as some of our workshop pieces.