Our exhibition shows work completed by ‘All Directions’, a creative stitched textiles group who meet fortnightly in Lichfield to learn and explore new techniques to incorporate into their own work. If you would like to know more about the group, then please contact the tutor Jane Lockley. Jane@fairwayss.co.uk
Angie’s Patchwork & Quilting Shop
Don’t discard your left overs, scraps or small pieces, save your ‘ugly’ fabrics … see what you could make. Lots of ideas for using your stash, including the ever popular Crumb Piecing Technique.
Meeting on a regular basis, we individually create books that demonstrate a wide and eclectic mix of stitch and mixed media. We transpose the ordinary humble book into a feast of design, texture and colour.
Cathy runs a broad range of hand embroidery workshops in the beautiful Peak District village of Alstonefield near Ashbourne. Gaining inspiration from her travels around the world, Cathy develops her own designs, which she teaches others to re-create on her workshops using traditional techniques.
The Natural World in Goldwork and Silk Shading
‘The Natural World in Goldwork and Silk Shading’ celebrates the creativity and expertise of Carole’s Goldwork group, which meets at Ticknall in Derbyshire. In addition to Goldwork, the exhibits showcase other hand embroidery techniques such as Stumpwork and Silk Shading. Carole’s aim is to inspire and promote hand embroidery techniques through teaching, demonstrating and exhibiting.
Petals, Pods & Seeds
Petals, Pods and Seeds in Pattern, Print and Stitch.
Cinnabar: Judith Burnett, Liz Duck, Francine Wilkins, Julie Williams.
Crazy Mary Crafts
Crazy Mary Crafts provides textile workshops and residential stitching weekends; plus school projects and community based textile art. Many of Mary’s projects are also available as kits to complete at home.
Drawn2Stitch are an East Midlands based group of embroidery, textile and mixed media artists. The exhibition consists of recent work including their latest project entitled Crossing Boundaries which was exhibited at the Fashion and Textiles show at the NEC in 2019. It includes varied and unusual pieces relating to crossing boundaries in gender, landscape, conservation, archaeology and the structure of the display pieces themselves.
Eclectica Textile Artists
Cloth, Cloth, Stitch
We are a group of nine, united by a love of fabric and stitch, working independently to create contemporary stitched textiles. Our name reflects our work as a collective, varied in process, scale and concept.
The Embroiders Guild welcomes everyone with an interest in any area of embroidery. Find your local branch for monthly meetings, talks and workshops.
Guild of Silk Painters
An Introduction to the excitement of Silk Painting
The Guild of Silk Painters is a non-profit organisation who meet where and whenever possible to share knowledge and promote the art of silk painting in all its many guises.
Discarded by Time
Historic and constrictive undergarments distorted by time and decay create ethereal apparitions of the women who once wore them. Strength, femininity and fragility are emphasised through the use of contemporary materials and techniques.
Connected by Thread
This eclectic exhibition explores diversity of individual styles and visions in the development of traditional textile crafts as art, through consideration of form, line, colour, shape and perspective, with thread as the common factor.
The Fabric and Fibre of Nature
Karen Lane is a mixed media Textile Artist and Feltmaker based in North Lincolnshire. Nature provides an unending source of inspiration for her work, from trees and leaves to fossils and pond objects. Karen teaches a variety of workshops in both Textiles and Feltmaking in the UK and in France.
Louise Claire Textiles
Louise Claire brings to the 2020 show a beautiful selection of Eco Fabrics, hand dyed French lace, craft packs and Lavender seeds. For upcycling inspiration on repurposing fabric for craft projects come and visit us.
The Quiet of the Night
We are a group of friends who have an interest in many genres, but our main aim is to enjoy ourselves. We have a real mixture of talents and skills which are aided by guest tutors and knowledge gained from external workshops. Each year we have a project where members produce an item from a pack of identical materials on a given theme. Over the years our themes have included Stately Homes, Happy Moments, Communication and Films. Last year our theme, which we exhibited, was Gates and this year it will be ‘In the Quiet of the Night’.
Project Linus UK is a network of needle workers who make new patchwork quilts. These are given as a gift to sick, traumatised and needy children to give them a sense of comfort and security.
Come and Stitch Demonstrations
Demonstrations of Kogin and Sashiko Japanese Stitching. Both of these stitches can br used to decorate quilted and other items. Some small kits will be available to purchase should you wish to try these skills.
Sew Happy Patchwork & Quilting Classes
What’s on @ Sew Happy
Escape to a world of colour and texture. Relax and meet new friends, learn a skill while creating gifts for family and friends, or furnishing your home with matching accessories. Learn Patchwork and Quilting techniques by making.
The Quilters Guild Modern Quilt Group
The Bloomfield Coverlet and More
The Modern Quilt Group were asked to make a 20 inch square quilt inspired by any part of the Coverlet or anything it evokes. Other exhibits are made by members of the Modern Quilt Group from Region 11 of the Quilters Guild.
Traverse is a group of textile artists, working with varied styles, mediums and techniques, our name evolved from looking or moving sideways, finding different perspectives. ‘Senses’ (2020) explores our individual approaches to the sensory world in felt, paint, print and stitch.
UN:Hinged are 4 Shropshire based mixed media artists, with a joint love of textiles. In ‘Permission Taken’, the follow up exhibition to ‘Permission Granted’, the group have continued to develop a body of work in their own unique visual style and language. The exhibition includes a 3D Challenge piece.
West Bridgford Embroiderers’ Guild
2020 Vision – Close to Home
2020 Vision, Close to Home – perfect eyesight or a reference to the year 2020? We felt this title gave plenty of scope to inspire a variety of interesting work.
Wymeswold Threads is a newly formed group whose members have a broad range of experiences. We create textile art using a wide variety of materials and techniques. Our exhibition is characterised by its diversity and imagination – thread is our common theme.
Who exhibited with us previously?
View our list of past exhibitors