Thursday, 11 February 2010
'Textiles In Focus', Cambridge. A great day out!
If you like fiber art, textiles, embroidery, craft..., and if you are in the area, then I can suggest a wonderful inspirational day/weekend out for you.
From Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st of February 'Textiles in Focus' will for the 9th year running be at Cottenham Village College, just north of Cambridge, England. Please go to the website for the total program, opening hours and more.
Pauline Verrinder , who is an international exhibiting textile artist and tutor, has once again been working hard behind the scene organizing this event. I know that she has been very busy, as she is my mentor in two of the textile groups that I belong to: Fibrefusion and Advanced Textile Workshop.
What can you expect to find at 'Textiles In Focus'? Two main textile exhibitions by MESCH and Threadsx4 as well as several displays from other textile groups, a great selection of 2 hour workshops running all three days (do check for availability as they are very popular), lots of great vendors and this years guest speaker is Isobel Hall, who will be speaking on "mixed media and stitch". Isobel Hall's work is beautiful and she has published wonderful textile/embroidery books.
My textile group 'Advanced Textile Workshop' will be having a display of hangings based on 'memories'. We had a look all the hangings at last weeks meeting. Beautiful work! Fibrefusion will not be having a display, as we are very busy getting ready for our big exhibition at the National Exhibition Center (NEC) Birmingham end March. But you will be able to find us anyway, as we will be selling our very popular hands-on creative/free style machine embroidery books. The books can be bought on Fibrefusions web site as well.