Follow the Thread
23 July – 3 November An exhibition by members of the Oxford Textile Workshop
The Oxford Textile Workshop has a long tradition of displaying innovative and exciting work. This exhibition uses traditional and modern embroidery stitches to create new works linked to objects from Abingdon’s past, which are currently displayed in the museum’s galleries. There is also a special exhibition by the young embroiderers from the Oxford Embroiderers Guild. Many works are for sale prices start at just £3.50 for cards.
Members of the Oxford Textile Workshop will be leading workshop sessions on 6th, 13th and 20th August. Please book your place and on the day remember to bring with you your own scissors and if you wish a photograph or image of something you would like to create as a textile picture.
Bookings for the textile workshops has now closed.
Cloth Creations – 6 August 10.00am – 12.30pm
With Ticia Lever. Tickets £10. Limited Numbers. Suitable for Adults and older children over 14 years.
Using the colours and patterns on our Roman tiles and Anglo Saxon beads for inspiration, join Ticia to create and decorate your own special and colourful fold-out cloth book or small wall hanging. We’ll use a simple running stitch to make the book and other stitching styles to decorate.
Designing with Collage and Colour – 13 August 10am – 12.30pm
With Jane O’Brien. Tickets £10. Limited Numbers. Suitable for Adults of all ages
Come along and be creative with shapes and colour. Explore the effect of combining text and visual images within your design. Hand stitching, beads and buttons can also be added to create layers to your piece of work.
Making your Mark! – 20 August 10am – 12.30pm
With Polly Woolstone. Tickets £10. Limited numbers. Suitable for children 7 – 15 years old
Working from patterns, textures and designs found in some of our museum objects, this workshop will explore a range of mark making techniques. Come and get messy combining printmaking, rubbings and collage to produce either a finished piece or a basis for further design and stitch.