See the blog posts below for news of forthcoming exhibitions, or click on the links to the left for details about individual artists.

25 July 2021

 So good to finally be back together ...

Today we met together in person for the first time since just before lock down and we all agreed that it felt great to get back to something like normal! 

We spent time catching up and during our usual 'show and tell', there was a variety of pieces being worked on ready for our exhibitions at Nunnington Hall and Burton Constable Hall in November and December - yes, that's two exhibitions running at the same time - what were we thinking of!

Sadly during lockdown two valued members have decided to leave the group, Linda Harvey and Gwen Turner.  We will miss them both tremendously but Gwen has agreed to exhibit with us one last time at Burton Constable Hall in November.  

The door is always open for any previous member of the Group should they wish to return and on that note, the Group is looking to expand and we will shortly be putting a call out for anyone who may wish to join us in the New Year so if you know of any professional textile artists looking to join a mixed media exhibiting Group, please ask them to contact Sandra Middleton on sandramiddleton2706@gmail.com 

Our next meeting is in September - fingers crossed that the current freedoms continue to allow us to get together in person.

24 July 2021

 Two new exhibition dates announced for 2021

East Meets West Exhibition - Burton Constable Hall 

After the disappointment of having to postpone our exhibition at Burton Constable Hall last year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are thrilled to be able to announce that a new date has now been agreed.

Threads of Life Exhibition - National Trust, Nunnington Hall

Christmas is a time for love and joy of friends and family, chilly country walks and once a year foodie favourites.  We aim to celebrate all aspects of the season in a rich and heart warming Christmas Exhibition in the Attic Gallery at National Trust, Nunnington Hall

07 November 2020

As the nights grow darker, we all like to look back on those lovely summer days.  Here are a couple of new pieces which Sue Giles has recently completed.

Faces with Flowers

Spurn Lighthouse

06 November 2020

 Exhibition Postponed

Our second attempt at hanging the 'East Meets West' exhibition at Burton Constable Hall has had to be postponed due to the new Covid-19 restrictions.  

Hopefully we can reschedule for 2021 with more success!

 Cathy Needham

Sadly we say goodbye to a long standing member of the Group, Cathy Needham.  Cathy's art has taken off  following her recent appearance on 'Home is where the Art is', so she wants to focus on her commissions and upcoming exhibitions.

We thank Cathy for her contribution to the Group both at meetings and in planning several of our exhibitions and we wish her well in her future endeavours.  

If you are a fan of Cathy's work, she now has an online shop www.cathyneedhamtextileshop.co.uk

Cathy at work on' Stream of Blue'

11 September 2020

New Exhibition dates - East Meets West

Sadly Covid-19 has beaten us again and this exhibition will no longer take place - hopefully next year?

After the disappointment of having to postpone our spring exhibition at Burton Constable Hall due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are thrilled to be able to announce that a new date has now been agreed.

11 July 2020

Cathy features on BBC Programme 'Home Is Where the Art Is'

We loved watching our extremely talented member Cathy Needham yesterday on the BBC Programme 'Home Is Where the Art Is'.  For those of you who haven't seen the programme yet, we won't spoil the ending but suffice to say Cathy did a wonderful job of promoting textile art!
(Series 2 Episode 5)

Here are some screenshots of her appearance on the programme

Cathy also featured on the Yorkshire Post on 1st July with a two page spread about her and her work. It was a lovely article all about her background, how she got into textiles and her involvement with the BBC series.  Here is a link to the article https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/arts-and-culture/film-and-tv/working-science-museum-becoming-egyptian-dancer-textile-artist-cathy-needham-now-appearing-tv-2900108

More information and images of the range of work Cathy produces can be found by clicking on her name on the left hand side of the page.  Links to her website and shop can also be found there.