Workshop opportunity & Meet the Artists

Workshop opportunity & Meet the Artists

Due to the recent flooding, we have had to postpone the workshop on Saturday 21st to celebrate the Making:50 exhibition and Ltd Edition publication at The Ropewalk, Barton. The new date of TSG member Sarah Burgess workshop is :

Sunday 12th November, 10.30- 3.45pm Duration 5 hours 15 mins.

You will explore simple print techniques on semi-transparent materials to create layered experiments with print and stitch. Participants will create a series of experimental pieces to develop further in their own time. 

Suitable for enthusiastic beginners or more experienced participants.

The great news is there are a couple of spaces now available, cost £70.00 Limited places are available, please contact the Gallery for booking and details tel 01652 660390

On Saturday 11th November, you will have the very special opportunity to Meet the Artists, at The Ropewalk, Barton,
Sarah Burgess, Ruth Issett and Mary Sleigh. From 10am to 4pm.

Mary Sleigh & Julia Triston, Making Conversation

Mary Sleigh & Julia Triston, Making Conversation

Don’t miss the next in our series of ‘Making Conversations’, on Monday 2nd October, with Textile Study Group Members, Mary Sleigh and Julia Triston.

Making Conversation is a series of six online events. In each session, two Textile Study Group members reflect on and share their own experience of creating new work for the Making:50 exhibitions.

Initial ideas and inspiration, frustrations and successful parts of the creative process, together with images of the artists’ work, are included in each conversation. Join us for an opportunity to have a peek over their shoulders and ask questions.

Sessions will be held via Zoom starting at 7pm (UK time) and will last approximately 1 hour.

Ticket price is £7.50 per talk. Available to book at our shop. 

Each ticket purchase is for one person to attend the talk.

Ticket sales will close 24 hours before each session.

No refunds.

Session invitation links will be emailed out on the morning of each talk.

Talks will not be recorded.

Visit our website for more information on each artist’s practice: MEMBERS

TSG Summer School 2022 

TSG Summer School 2022 

Making a Point

The residential Summer Schools are tutored by different Textile Study Group members each year, and are open to everyone. This year the Textile Study Group Summer School was led by Ruth Issett, Jan Miller and Mary Sleigh. The tutors worked with design, composition and ideas as fundamental parts of their courses, encouraging and supporting the students during their inspirational courses. Below Mary talks about her workshops and shares some photos of her students work:

Coming into view: Remove I Reduce I  Refine

We started with items kept and treasured by each student and started to try different ways of experimenting with a variety of techniques, exploring through mixed media possible ways of paring back, obscuring, hiding, revealing and seeing something familiar with new eyes. By allowing for change through these activities, different ways of working emerged and all the students came up with exciting and some unexpected results.

Everybody rose to the challenges including the weather! Despite fire, flood and pestilence all the students came up smiling with some very individual work. It was a happy and productive few days with a hardworking and enthusiastic group of students with lots more to develop.

Mary K Sleigh