Ten Plus Textiles exhibition
Saturday 7th April 2018 – 14th July 2018
Atkinson Art Gallery & Library, Lord St, Southport PR8 1DB
Ten Plus Textiles was formed in 1991 by ten textile artists based in the North West who wanted to work together and promoter an appreciation of embroidery in all its forms. Since then the group has grown in number to sixteen. Members have developed their own individual styles, through enthusiastic experimentation, using a range of techniques, but all have the common aim of working with fibres and fabric to promote a greater appreciation of contemporary textile art.
From fine hand and machine embroidery, patchwork, quilting and beadwork, to weaving, handmade felt and paper, collage and mixed media, the members create work that demonstrates both the aesthetics of modern design and the unique surface qualities of the decorative stitch. Their work is rich, luxurious and ornate in texture and colour and represents a fusion of traditional textile methods with original ideas and a contemporary twist.