Textile Study Group

artists and tutors sharing ideas imagination and skills

Individual and Collective

The Textile Study Group (formerly the Practical Study Group) showed an exciting and stimulating exhibition exploring individual ideas and inspirations, at the Knitting & Stitching Shows in London, Dublin and Harrogate in 2011.

Alongside a new piece of textile work by each of the twenty-four members, each also showed a postcard from their personal collection, and discussed how this has influenced the development of their art practice.

Click any image to start a slideshow of photos taken in situ at the show in Harrogate.


All the members of the group pursue their own interests and have a lively approach to subject matter, materials and techniques. Together they aim to promote the textile arts through teaching, lecturing, writing and exhibiting. Hence the title: Individual and Collective.

Several members of the group participated in "The Learning Curve" workshops at each venue under the banner of "TSG: Sharing Skills". The TSG is also delighted to have received an Arts Council Grant for a new publication about the group, its members and their activities, which was launched at the Knitting and Stitching Shows 2011.