Portfolio of work by textile artists based in the East Midlands
The Living Threads Group 2022 Exhibition and the Collaborative Garden project
The pieces of work shown below were included in the 2022 Exhibition and the Collaborative Garden project. Please enjoy them, but remember matters of copyright and contact the artists if you wish to copy or use their work. Thank you.
Collaborative Garden project
Following the various on-line projects that were completed during lockdown, and still in the state of social distancing, the next challenge to be set for LTG members was the Collaborative Garden Project. The inspiration for this came from the book ‘Inside This Garden‘ by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn (2009) which two of our members (Anne Bruntlett and Viv Denscombe) had found to be both inspiring and visually exciting. The project reflected the ways in which, in the words of the book’s authors, gardens can ‘celebrate the insouciant spirit we each feel as we step into our own real-life outdoor spaces. We close our eyes and breathe in the mingled scents of earth and verdant plant life. We listen to irresistible birdsong and insect buzz as our imagination roams, and the cares of the world fall away’
The LTG 2022 Exhibition
Gardens – inspiration in fabric, paper and thread
The exhibition took place between 30th March and 8th April 2022 at Trent College, Long Eaton. The works exhibited at the Living Threads Group 2022 Exhibition are shown below.
The exhibitors were: Jean Allton, Coralie Arlen, Jenny Ashmore, Chris Baldwin, Pauline Barke, Gill Bird, Sylvia Birch, Helen Brownett, Anne Bruntlett, Judith Burnett, Adela Davis, Viv Denscombe, Greta Fitchett, Anita Fountain, Hazel Green, Ann Hammond, Carol Hampton, Janet Humphrey, Michelle Jeffreys, Pam Keeling, Jane Marrows, Sally Marsh, Marie Meachem, Annie Nicoll, Marita Page, Joan Pilkington, Maggie Ready, Julie Rowe, Jenny St.John-Smith, Susan Sheldon, Gilli Theokritoff, Tony Toon, Chrissie Weeds, Francine Wilkins, Julie Williams, Sue Wilson