Thursday 25 November 2010

Salford Exhibition

I have been working on a piece for Ten Plus Textiles (, the group that I am priviledged to be part of. The group are having a retrospective exhibition at Salford Art Gallery next February to celebrate 20 years together doing wonderfully creative things, (I have only been with them for a fraction of that time!)

Here is a sneak preview of my new piece. It is just a portion as I don't want to spoil the surprise!

The work combines modern technology with traditional patchwork. I have used the computer to print text and images onto fabric. I have also made "fabric paper" by layering tissue, newspaper and paint onto a fabric bagkground with PVA glue. These have been combined with painted, stamped fabrics of various sorts, which were embellished with stitch, buttons and eyelets. I cut lots of 1.5inch squares which were arranged and stitched to a background.

To see the whole piece you'll need to visit the exhibition:) I will post details nearer the time.


  1. Oh wow! Too bad I can't go see it. It sounds (and looks) really interesting. I didn't know one could print on fabric either!

  2. Hi Thea, I soaked the fabric in a special solution to make the ink permanent, then ironed it onto A4 freezer paper then fed it through the printer