The Exhibition is now Open

After much huffing and puffing and some tweaks here and there. The exhibition is now open! We are astounded by the quality of the work we have received, some of it much much nicer than in the images sent to us by the artists. I think that there is a lesson there for all of us about how we present our work, although in fairness I truly believe that naturally treated/dyed textiles are much more difficult to satisfactorily photograph than other media even by professional photographers.

For this reason I am not posting any pictures until we have seen what the professional photographer has come up with. A few nice ones that we have taken have been posted on Facebook.

Update on the workshops. We should have posted this a while back. Sadly we have had to cancel Sarah Waters Black and White felt workshop. However there are a couple of her beautiful pieces on display at our sister exhibition at ArtVanGo. There are still a couple of places on Jennys indigo and flour paste resist workshop and spaces in Fabiennes ‘Pods of Tenderness’. More details on the Workshops page.

The sister From the Earth Tutors exhibition at ArtVanGo will open on Saturday the 4th June. On that day they are also having their annual Summer Gathering where a number of practising textile artists will be present demonstrating their particular techniques ( not necessarily natural!) with opportunities to chat to them about what they do and possibly even have a go. I have heard there is also cake involved. So well worth checking out.

Definitive pics of the exhibition will be along in due course


Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas! We hope  that lots of you are working hard on their submissions for the exhibition, January 31st is now only just around the corner.

A quick word regarding workshops, we have had a flurry of signings recently as they have been advertised alongside the regular ArtVanGO workshop programme which was released this week. If you are at all interested in any of the classes we suggest you get in there quick. There are still several places left for Sarah Waters’ Black and White class which is strongly recommended. Here is a beautiful and quite seasonal images of her work which was on display at Romsey Abbey earlier on this year.


Workshop News

Fabiennes workshop Eco Print and Memory Cloth is now full. We shall be operating a waiting list. There are still places on the one day class Pods of Tenderness. This is a fabulous opportunity to spend a day stitching with Fabienne.


Interest has been brisk on several of the other workshops, we would urge anyone considering taking a place to do so sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.