Monday, 16 October 2017

Alsager event

Please support this very good cause and stock up your sewing box.

Lynn Simpson and a friend are organising this event

       Sale of     
Alsager Library
Saturday 25th November
10 – 12noon

 In aid of Douglas Macmillan Hospice 

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Another Macclesfield Exhibition

Silk Museum,Macclesfield

Some of our members have enjoyed visiting the current exhibition at the Silk Museum. I haven't been yet but didn't realise it's on the same road as Jobling Gowler so maybe it would be nice to combine the visits.

The Silk Museum
Park Lane 
SK11 6UT

The Silk Route: A Never-Ending Journey

The Silk Museum, 16 September – 10 November 2017
Threadmill have been working for 21 years to promote stitch and textiles, with 14 members all with very different styles and techniques.
For this exhibition the group has taken inspiration from the museum’s collections to create a journey through the countries of the Silk Road.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Macclesfield Exhibition


Jobling Gowler Solicitors are hosting an exhibition of the work of Outlineart artists.

250 Park Lane
SK11 8 AD

9-30 am - 4-30 pm. Weekdays only.

The exhibition has started and will finish on the 12th of January 2018.

Anne Mychalkiw and Bridget Bowie are showing new textile works. The other artists will be showing paintings,photographs, screen prints and collographs.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Whitworth Gallery,Manchester

Whitworth Gallery,Manchester

To mark the 70th anniversary of the independence of India,Pakistan and later Bangladesh,artists,designers,performances and musicians from South Asia and Britain have been invited to create new works for Manchester's art galleries and museums.

Today a group of us enjoyed a visit to the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.

Here's a small selection of the exhibits we enjoyed viewing.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Our October meeting

We spent an afternoon experimenting with silk painting.
I think we all now have a good idea about how we can use this technique in our future projects.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Local event in Stoke- on - Trent

The fifth British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) will happen between Saturday 23 September and Sunday 5 November 2017. The six-week long festival will present work from the UK’s leading contemporary artists in a series of new exhibitions and special events across the city, embracing the heritage of Stoke-on-Trent as the capital of ceramics. 

BCB will take place in established venues and non-traditional spaces across the city including The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Airspace Gallery, Gladstone Potteries Museum, Middleport/Burleigh Pottery and with the main base in the China Hall at the original Spode factory site in Stoke town.  

The AWARD exhibition will present exciting new work from the UK’s leading ceramic artists and FRESH showcases the best of recent UK graduate talent. The full programme will be announced in May.

There will also be a programme of family-friendly activities, giving people the opportunity to get clay under their fingernails. Local arts collective B Arts will once again be setting up a pop up cafĂ© in the China Hall serving homemade bread, soup, cakes and lots more! 

The event is FREE to attend and opening times at the former Spode factory site are Tuesday to Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday (12-5pm). For full opening times for all venues, check the website.
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