24th - 28th October 2017 Colonnade House, Worthing
Curious Threads - New Beginnings
was the first Curious Threads exhibition featuring members' textile work from three separate group challenges.
- a visit to Hannah Peschar Sculpture Gardens
- the artists interpretation of ‘Decay’
- a development of work from a gelli plate mono printing workshop.
A cohesive presentation allowed the individual style of each artist to sing through. The exhibition was a rich demonstration of variety, and helped to cement together a new group of people who all look to produce quality textile work in an exciting manner.
Mags Ramsay in reviewing the exhibition for the Quilters Guild Contemporary Quilt magazine recorded how the work demonstrated a cohesive theme allowing each artist to shine, it was imaginatively displayed and had impressed the steady flow of interested visitors.
1st - 3rd September 2017 Handmade and Homegrown Festival at Hever Castle
Curious Threads at Hever Quilt Festival
Curious Threads were invited to exhibit a Gallery of work at the Hever Castle Quilt Exhibition in 2017. The group challenge inspired from a visit to Hannah Peschar Gardens was the key focus, where each artist produced their interpretation to a wooden sculpture “The Tenderness of the Earth" by Walter Bailey.
Incorporating hand-dyed green fabric into a similar size format gave the overall textile display a sense of unity. While allowing each artist to interpret the sculpture in their own way.