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.

Composition- Big, Bold & Brave with Ruth Issett

Composition- Big, Bold & Brave with Ruth Issett

Summer School 2022

Starting from simple black and white cut paper compositions, students worked through many possibilities. They then selected two contrasting paper colours and developed their ideas further, exploring a number of different challenges. They were asked to work quickly and to enlarge their ideas so that their work climbed the wall or covered their workspace. By sharing and being open minded students quickly produced a wide variety of possibilities that could then be adapted to simple bold textile pieces.

Using large pieces of pre coloured fabric supplied by the tutor, everyone developed their paper ideas further using layers of fabric, applique, cutting and manipulations as well as additional stitch. Despite the extreme heat the group worked happily together sharing and encouraging each other to develop new ways of working and becoming braver and bolder and sometimes bigger!

Ruth Issett

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 IssettJan 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 are examples of students work.