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Patti Taylor’s book, Mind the Gap, selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021

Patti was delighted to have her book of 22 etchings selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, which runs from 22nd September to 2nd January 2022. Many of the photographs for the book (working title Man Spread) were taken on her tube journeys to and from her Textiles class at CityLit, when she became increasingly …

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“Many Hands Make Light Work” by Rachel Gillard-Jones is bound for Rome

Elements from Rachel Gillard-Jones’ installation piece Many Hands Make Light Work have been selected to show at Rome Art Week as part of the Society for Embroidered Work exhibition called Surface and Depth. The exhibition takes place at the beautiful Palacio Velli Expo in the vibrant Trastevere district on 26-30 October 2021.   Rachel is thrilled …

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Kathryn Hollingsworth’s wall hanging selected for Festival of Quilts

Kathryn’s wall hanging ’Raw’ was displayed in the Art Quilt category at the Festival of Quilts which took place at the NEC in Birmingham, 29 July – 1 August 2021.  Over 400 quilts were on show across 14 categories. For anyone who hasn’t been, the Festival is about more than just quilts: the Fine Art …

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‘Sewn antidote’, an online collaborative textile project, has been chosen to join the V&A Museum’s textile collection

Ninety textile artists stitched their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including members of textiles2020.   The circular pieces were all started and finished during the first lockdown in 2020, and organiser Lara Hailey turned them into a stunning quilt which you can see on Instagram @sewnantidote or on the V&A website here. Pieces ranged from …

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Patti Taylor has work shortlisted for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020

Patti was absolutely delighted to hear in March 2020 that her textile book, Spurn 3, had been shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Then, of course, the pandemic hit and the summer exhibition was postponed. She received some interesting phone calls from the BBC who were considering her as one of the artists followed from initial submission to final …

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