TEXTILE STUDY GROUP
Who has not heard of the Textile Study Group?
It is a group of nationally and internationally known textile artists who aim to cultivate and promote textile art through workshops, courses, exhibitions and publications. Membership to the group is limited to 25. Keeping the group small enables us all to meet twice yearly, when we book experienced tutors to deliver us challenging courses. We hold yearly summer schools for students, delivered by three of the members. These take place up an down the country in venues that can cater for 50 of so people. Once bookings go live these book up very quickly. A recent initiative has been the TEACHERS BURSARY AWARD. So any budding teachers out there do please check our website. The application form is simple so do give it a go.
Our winner this year was Bonnie Barton, Head of Design & Technology at Hazelgrove School, Yeovil, who success secured funding of £500 through the Textile Study Group Teachers Award. I hope to share with you in the next newsletter what she used this award for.
Meanwhile please check out our WEBSITE
for details of this award and to read about our future activities.
Our recent weekend course for members has just ended. The tutor was Matthew Harris and here is some of the work that I did. The first exercises had us examining the hand writing of a family member, friend, a found postcard etc, as long as it was not your own handwriting. This work came from a piece of my mum's hand writing. Exercises followed which consider media, paper surface and scale.........and working from memory without looking at the paper on which we were working!!!! All good fun.
Obviously nothing is resolved as yet, but I feel I have plenty of ideas now to take forward.