Textile Study Group – INSIGHTS Exhibition

A little textile inspiration from the Arnold’s Attic YouTube Collection. Today it features the INSIGHTS Exhibition created by members of The Textile Study Group.

In this video Mandy Pattullo, Alice Fox and fellow artists, guide us through the contemporary embroidered art in the INSIGHTS Exhibition and share the stories behind the work.

The Exhibition includes work by Lois Blackburn, Bobby Britnell, Jenny Bullen, Sarah Burgess, Penny Burnfield, Rosemary Campbell, Jean Draper, Janet Edmonds, Jan Evans, Alice Fox, Kay Greenlees, Gwen Hedley, Ruth Issett, Alison King, Sian Martin, Jan Miller, Sheila Mortlock, Amarjeet Nandhra, Mandy Pattullo, Shelley Rhodes, Mary Sleigh, Julia Triston, Dorothy Tucker, Ann Wheeler.

Filmed at The Festival of Quilts 2021.

Textile Study Group - hand woven forms by Alice Fox
Hand woven forms by Alice Fox
Textile Study Group - hand stitched vintage quilts by Mandy Pattullo
Artwork by Mandy Pattullo

The Textile Study Group was originally established in 1973 to promote a high standard of design in stitched textiles & the teaching of embroidery – members’ work is varied in the themes addressed & techniques employed – hand stitch, machine stitch, quilting, constructed textiles, pieced textiles, lace-making, mixed-media, sketchbooks & drawing, print, dye, in both two and three dimensions.

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Stitch Magazine Issue 134

In Stitch Magazine Issue 134, on page 44, you’ll discover a brilliant article by editor Kat McDonnell featuring the winning artworks in the Embroiderers’ Guild Members’ Challenge 2021 – ‘Exquisite Containers’.

Here’s a sneak peek inside.

Stitch Magazine Issue 134
Matchbox Challenge
Exquisite containers article in stitch magazine
Exquisite Containers Article

Let the new issue of Stitch brighten your days with beautiful embroidery. Enjoy all sorts of different takes and exciting makes to kick-start your stitching mojo over the winter months. Get your copy here: bit.ly/stitchissues

Stitch Magazine Issue 134
Stitch Magazine Issue 134

When this embroidery was completed in early 2021, Lockdown was in place, and the Guild had put any thoughts of exhibiting the artworks on the back burner. Since then, the collection of ‘Exquisite Container’ artworks has been on public display at the London and Harrogate, Knitting and Stitching Shows.

Fronteer Open 2021

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Moors of Home’ has been selected by the Fronteer Gallery for the ‘Fronteer Open 2021’.

Fronteer Open 2021 Exhibition  poster
Fronteer Open 2021 Exhibition poster

Earlier this year the piece was also jury selected for the ‘In the Open’ Exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum.

Moors of Home| Hand Embroidered Textile Art |21 x 27 cm
Moors of Home| Hand Embroidered Textile Art |21 x 27 cm

“Fronteer’s founders Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Mossbeck have been collaborating on exhibitions, events and open calls since 2014. They aim to provide an inclusive and supportive exhibition platform for all artists, and they also aim to establish regular events and workshops. The Fronteer Open in an annual art prize and exhibition for UK based artists. The open call has no theme and artists can submit work on any subject they like. There is a prize for Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice, bothof which consist of £100 cash and a one year Artist Membership on the Curatorspace website. The exhibition will run for two weeks in December 2021, at Yorkshire Artspace’s Exchange Place Studio, Sheffield. The exhibition will run from 3rd – 11th December, open 4 days a week. ” Fronteer Gallery.

Gallery opening times are: Wednesdays-Saturday 10-3; Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, Sheffield S2 5TR.

Please confirm opening times with the gallery.