Losing the Plot - work by Sarah Impey

Anglia Textile Works Spring Exhibition

Fay Allwood • Yvonne Brown • Kathy Colledge • Sara Impey • Chrissy Leech • Annette Morgan • Cherry Vernon-Harcourt • Niki Chandler

Exhibited from Saturday 25 March to Sunday 23 April, 2017

Anglia Textile Works is a small but well-established group of eight contemporary textile artists based in East Anglia.  In 2017 the group celebrates its twentieth birthday.

This exhibition will include two specially made works, one inspired by Laurie Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’ and another on the theme of ‘red’, to reflect Stroud’s tradition of making cloth for soldiers’ uniforms.  Each artist will also exhibit two other pieces.

The group began their collaboration in 1997 to provide a stimulating environment in which to develop artistically, experiment with new ideas and techniques and find a wider audience for the innovative work being accomplished today in the textile arts.

Most of the group have a background in quilting – two are former Presidents of The Quilters’ Guild - but each has her own distinctive style.  They are united by a delight in both process and materials and the desire to translate their own creative visions on to the textile surface.  Many of them are inspired by the special qualities of the East Anglian landscape.


Linked Events

The exhibition is complemented by a range of events, from 'Meet the Maker' afternoons through to talks and workshops. For more information click here, or take a look at some of the highlights below...

Meet the Makers Lunchtime Exhibition Opening

Saturday 25 March | 12pm - 2pm | Free

Call in and enjoy a glass of juice or fizz as we celebrate the launch of our new exhibition. We'll be joined by members of the Anglia Textile Works, making this is a wonderul opportunity to enjoy the show!

Hand Stitching Workshop with Niki Chandler

Saturday 1 April | 2pm - 4pm | £15/£10 Museum Friends

Join Anglia Textile Works member, Niki Chandler, for an afternoon of hand stitching. 

Using a variety of scrap fabric patches, over stitched with simple running stitch patterns, build up a beautiful abstract artwork. Suitable for all levels. All materials provided but do feel free to bring along any 'special treasures' you might have in your own fabric and thread stash.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Talk with Cherry Vernon-Harcourt: Norfolk Inspiration

Sunday 23 April | 2pm | £7.50/£5 Museum Friends

The Anglia Textile Works exhibition programme ends with a fascinating illustrated talk by Cherry Vernon-Harcourt. Come and hear about her current quilting projects and how she is inspired by the landscapes of Norfolk.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Did you know?

You can find more about events linked with this exhibition here.


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