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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Kate Findlay – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube ‘Meet the Artist’ Collection. Today it features the beautiful textile art of textile artist Kate Findlay.

Author, designer & textile artist Kate specialises in raw edge appliqué & embroidery. Kate’s love of nature is evident in her beautiful fabric collections inspired by birds & animals, which she incorporates into her textile art with layers of free-motion embroidery & hand stitch.

Catch up with Kate and her stunning artwork at The Festival of Quilts 2021.

Hare looking at the full moon created in fabric and stitch by Kate Findlay
Hare and the Moon
Hare looking in a field with teasel seed heads  created in fabric and stitch by Kate Findlay
Hare by Kate Findlay

Please visit Kate’s website to learn more about the wonderful kits and workshops she offers.

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Wendy Dolan – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube ‘Meet the Artist’ Collection. Today it features the beautiful embroidered art of textile artist Wendy Dolan.

Author & textile artist Wendy creates embroidered surfaces from layers of cloth, paint & stitch. Wendy demonstrates her stitching, layering & painting techniques and shares a few helpful tips too.

Wendy is a tutor specialising in freehand machine embroidery & creative stitching techniques.

Catch up with Wendy and her stunning artwork at The Festival of Quilts 2021.

Images courtesy: www.wendydolan.co.uk

embroidery image of layered calico and a design of the London Eye and other scenes of London
Artwork by Wendy
Wendy Dolan - embroidery image of layered calico and a design of the Brighton Pavillion
The Brighton Pavillion
Book by Wendy Dolan
Book by Wendy Dolan

This wonderful book by Wendy shares many techniques and projects – Layer, Paint and Stitch Book.

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