previous exhibitions

15th March 2018 to 18th March 2018

Sewing for Pleasure: NEC Birmingham

“No shrinking violets: Sewing the seeds of equality”

19th August 2017 to 16th September 2017

“The Lie of the Land” Bishops Castle Town Hall Council Chamber, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9


1st March to 19th April, 2017

From our visitors book

“Very moving exhibition”

“Splendid inspiring work. Love the variety of interpretations. Thank you for displaying – so  impressed with the working title, topical and the outcomes are show stopping”

“What a lovely exhibition and very moving”

” Beautiful, original work”

“Fabulous and inventive”

“Great fun”

“Amazed that so much can be expressed by Textiles”

“Great to see textiles in an Art environment”

“Varied and really topical”

“Interesting diversity – some really beautiful work”

“Earth’s Richesat The Lally Gallery, Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. DE7 5JA

“Earth’s Riches”

Artrix Gallery, Bromsgrove .

6th January 2017 to 29th January 2017

“Earths’ Riches”

Fusion Gallery , Jackfield, Ironbridge. 19th March – 16th April 2016

 “Remnants and Traces”

Lighthouse Media Centre, Wolverhampton

5th to 28th October 2015


“HArt” Hereford Art Week –
Ardvaark Books, The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, Herefordshire SY7 ODH.
6th – 28th September 2014

Nature in Art  – “Following a thread” Wallworth Galley, GL2 9PA  8th April 2014 to 27th April 2014

 16th September 2013 to 29th September 2013 “Thread and Thrum “
Ardvaark Books, The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, Herefordshire SY7 ODH.

6th June 2013 – 21st July 2013 – “Stretching Boundaries” at Redditch Needle Museum, Redditch, Worcs

1st May 2013 – 4th June 2013 – “Stretching Boundaries” at the Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, Shropshire.

7th November 2012 – 3rd February 2013 – “Festivals and Celebrations” at The Public Gallery, West Bromwich.

A highly acclaimed exploration of the gallery’s theme of “What is Art?”. Textile Art in a futuristic setting.

 16th April 2012 – 27th May 2012-“Legacy” at St Martin’s Church in the Bull Ring, Birmingham

St Martin Arts is a registered charity working to engage people in new, thought provoking and uplifting experiences of the arts.

We were proud to join with this city centre arts venue to provide an exhibition showing the best of contemporary and traditional textile art.

14th January – 4th March 2012 “Out of the Wardrobe, Fashioning a Life” at Newcastle Museum and Art Gallery, Brampton Park, Newcastle under Lyme.

Centred on the Betty Smither’s Design Collection, the exhibition featured costume from the 20 Century. Students from Stafford University joined with members of the Forum to gain access to this collection and to produce textile works inspired by it.

10th September – 5th November 2011 “Inspired by Flora” at the Nicholson Institute, Leek, North Staffordshire.

The work displayed was extremely varied both in scale and content and showcased the best of traditional and contemporary textile art.

A subsequent article in the “Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Journal” gave this exhibition an excellent review.

 From our Visitors’ Book

Absolutely stunning exhibition. Wonderful textures and beautiful colours and fabric. Very special, thank you

A very interesting exhibition which differs from the traditional “just paintings” type of show. It was very difficult to resist the urge to touch everything due to the tactile medium.

Diverse range of exhibits showing lots of talent. very inspirational . Well worth another visit. Will be advising members of the Notts Embroiderer’s Guild to come and see this exhibition.

An inspirational show. Enjoyed the variety of techniques and appreciated your inspiration notes

Gorgeous works and so delicate. Lovely

Really enjoyed the sensitive and original concepts. I especially enjoyed my chat with the artist about the islands in India

A wealth of creative, colourful, tactile art. Thank you

A showcase of creativity and thought made beautiful.

Got to go home and sew now!

Great thought, colour and use of paint and textiles. Very impressive: can’t wait to see what comes next from very talented artists.

Exciting and varied exhibition. Helpful notes next to each piece. Tell me more.

Fantastic pieces, one and all, and a fabulous spinning demonstration.

Made our day out feel worthwhile. Enchanting.

Really gorgeous. I love the versatility and slightly rebellious mix of materials.

The exhibition looks good – professionally displayed – lovely to see new work.

Amazing vibrant colours of the earth and organic and flowing femininity. Thank you.

Beautiful intricate and inspiring art.

Fab exhibition. Very diverse media, enthusiastic demonstrator.

Exciting and inspiring.

“Best exhibition I’ve ever seen at this venue. More please”

“Stunning. I can’t sew but I recognise skill and imagination”

“Lovely display, nice to see more textile art on show”

“Brightens up a miserable day, lovely”

“It is inspirational and beautiful work. We should have more of this at the Public”

“Inspirational – I will use some of these ideas in my own work. More textile work in public please”

Aren’t we lucky to have textile exhibitions when no where else seems to do them. Beautiful textures and skill. Very inspiring”

” So appreciated the vision, skill and patience of so much of the art”

“Felt making workshop brilliant as was the talk yesterday evening”

“Some inspiring and amazing pieces. Fantastic standard of work – great variety and a well hung exhibition”

“An extremely creative display of beautiful objects/paintings/designs. Well done”

“A wonderful exhibition of fabulous textures and techniques. A real feast for the eyes. Thank you very much”

“So inspiring and delightful. Makes me want to design and create with textiles. Such joy”

“Enjoyed the rag rug workshop very much”

“Fabulous, lush, sensitive, fun and imaginative work”

“What a wonderfully varied and skillful exhibition”

“Lovely exhibition – so many different techniques and processes, colour, texture, embellishment, meaning; all raising the profile for textiles”

“I’m glad I came in in my lunch hour. There are some beautiful pieces on display. All I can say is there are a lot of talented and creative individuals”

“You have all presented a wonderful and varied exhibition. Very much enjoyed and appreciated”

“What inspiration – what work – wonderful imagination”

“Thank you for this wonderful, beautiful, fascinating exhibition. I am really enjoying looking at it again and again. Thank you too for the workshop yesterday. I’m really proud of my felt flower and I look forward to future workshops and demos”