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.



The Textile Study Group reaches a milestone anniversary

The Textile Study Group will be 50 in 2023. For half a century this group has been at the forefront of innovative making, teaching, and textile art practice. Since its inception in 1973, and originally established to support tutors of embroidery, the group has evolved and grown in stature and is now one of the UK’s most prestigious and respected groups of textile artists and tutors.

The Textile Study Group maintains a core membership of 25 experienced textile teachers, all of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their forward-thinking and challenging approaches to art practice, contemporary teaching and making. Many members are published authors of best-selling textile, art, and design books, and many have won prizes and awards for their outstanding work in the world of textiles, as have their students.

Making:50 a landmark exhibition

We will be celebrating our anniversary year with a significant touring exhibition – Making:50 – and by publishing a limited edition bespoke book. Both will include new and exciting work from our current membership, and acknowledge those who paved the way by initiating ‘Group ‘73’, (which later evolved into the Practical Study Group, renamed the Textile Study Group in 2010).

Each new artwork in this anniversary exhibition includes an element of 50 – either obviously or obscurely – and some artists will be discussing their work in an exciting series of online lectures and Meet the Artist events.

Exhibition details

Tweeddale Museum & Gallery, Peebles (1st April – 5th August 2023).

The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber (16th September – 26th November 2023).