Exhibitions

 

2016 Common Threads

Number 28, Belper, part of the Belper Arts Trail 2016

Common Threads Showcase taking inspiration from the Textile heritage of the Derwent Valley. Examples of ‘slow stitching’, an exploration of the history of textiles in Belper and creative workshops which give visitors an opportunity to learn and share traditional textile skills.

 

2016 Thread of Life

Cromford Mill, Derbyshire

In 2015, participants from the Common Threads: Make & Mend group took part in a national textile project, the Thread of Life, a contemporary art project led by Sharon Mossbeck. Using the traditional medium of cross-stitch, each participant created their own interpretation of a DNA strand. The final installation was made up of work from makers all over the world.  http://sharonmossbeck.com/the-thread-of-life/

 

2015 Common Threads

Banks Mill Open Studios 2015

An installation exploring a personal history of the textile history in the Amber Valley.

 

2015 Make and Mend: Under the Sea

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

In an installation showcasing the work of the Common Threads:  Make & Mend 2015, a variety of textiles inspired by aquatic plants and creatures, both real and imaginary were displayed in a playful ‘aquarium’. Participants learned new skills to create vibrant individual pieces through knitting, sewing and crochet.

 

2015 Thread of Life

Banks Street Art Gallery, Sheffield

In 2015, participants from the Common Threads: Make & Mend group took part in a national textile project, the Thread of Life, a contemporary art project led by Sharon Mossbeck. Using the traditional medium of cross-stitch, each participant created their own interpretation of a DNA strand. An interim exhibition took place at Banks Street Arts in Sheffield in November 2015. http://sharonmossbeck.com/the-thread-of-life/

 

2015 Make and Mend: Under the Sea

Wheeldon Avenue Yard Bombing

Six Streets Arts Trail 2015

Responding to the Six Streets Arts Trail 2015 Yarn Bomb brief, the group took inspiration from aquatic plants and creatures, both real and imaginary. Participants learned new skills to create vibrant individual pieces through knitting, sewing and crochet which can be assembled in a variety of installations.

 

2014 Object in Focus: Pickford’s House Museum

Common Threads: Make & Mend: Cathedral Window Patchwork

Inspired by an exquisite 18th century silk apron at Pickford’s House Museum, the group worked their beautiful the design on calico using a combination of stranded cottons and cotton perlé. The small shells panels are mounted into a Cathedral Window Patchwork panel made in traditional calico.

 

 2014 Common Threads: A Showcase

Derby Museum and Art Gallery 2014

Work created through the NIACE - funded project and inspired by traditional textile techniques

 

2013 Common Threads Showcase

Six Streets Arts Trail 2013

Work created through the NIACE - funded project and inspired by traditional textile techniques.