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The Embroiderers’ Guild: Page 17

The Embroiderers’ Guild: Page 17

So what books do you have on your bookshelf? Do you like fiction or fact?  Do you warm to a frothy Barbara Cartland romance; grip the edge of your seat with a gritty John Grisham thriller, or lose yourself in a Philippa Gregory history? 

Whatever you read, the words will form pictures in your head.  Now The Embroiderers’ Guild is proud to introduce “Page 17” – a specially created exhibition of textile artistry where each piece takes a book as its inspiration.  The Embroiderers’ Guild has brought together a unique group of artists who bring words to life.  This is an exceptional and exciting display of work, with pieces from well-known textile artists, new names and many members from around the country. 

By using techniques as diverse as machine and exquisite hand stitching, beading and weaving, mixed media and felting (to name a few), you will see mischievous monkeys and strutting chickens, mathematical Pi and electrical circuits, Greek tragedy, Jane Austen and Haiku poetry.  Using colour and form, design and texture, members have created works which span the contemporary, the literal and the symbolic.  Your imagination will be intrigued as it follows the thread across the surface, and marvels at how the combination of cloth and thread is both a medium and metaphor, bringing to life images hidden amongst words. 

If you are interested in what The Embroiderers’ Guild does, would like to join them, or simply want to support their work in promoting stitch and textile art, please see their website and/or facebook page.


Image: Lapwing and Chick - Elaine Dunn


Wednesday 5th September - Sunday 4th November 2018


The Artrix gallery brings the best in challenging new work to Bromsgrove in its monthly exhibition programme of 2D, 3D and mixed media artwork.  Admission is free and is open 9am - 2pm Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm Saturday and on performances evenings. 

The exhibition space is fully booked until 2020 so we aren't taking applications for new exhibitions. 


Why not grab a bite to eat after having a look around the exhibition?

The Artrix Café is open:

Monday 9am - 2.30pm

Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 2.30pm

More information can be found here


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