Monday, 30 January 2012

What's On In February 2012

Some upcoming events around Birmingham:

Within The Guild:

Monday February 13th - A Tale Of Two Members;  Janet Molloy and Jacqui Thompson (a member of the Solihull branch) share their journey through textiles, from embroidery as a child to their latest pieces of work.

Jacqui is currently in the middle of a fine arts degree with an emphasis on embroidery.  She is the 'professional', Janet classes herself as 'the amateur', though we feel she is a very talented embroiderer. Both Janet and Jacqui will be telling their embroidery journeys illustrated along the way with pieces we have made and explaining the inspirations that have led us to our current positions. 

If you've been thinking of coming to the Guild for a while, this would be a good first session, as it will be friendly and interesting, a good opportunity to meet members, and hopefully make some new friends who share a love of embroidery.



Friday 3rd February - Lost in Lace Conference at Birmingham Museum (£40, including lunch). A panel of artists, architects and scientists will consider how they have been inspired by the aesthetics, techniques and cultural associations of lace.
Monday 13th February - Family Textiles at the MAC (£12.50 for one child and one adult, £7.50 for each additional person).  As a family, work together to explore techniques such as batik, screen-printing, feltmaking and embroidery to create pieces of art to share at home.

Monday 13th to Tuesday 14th February - Thrift and Alchemy at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (£103). Explore various approaches in stitch, fabric and recycled materials to create your own mixed media artwork. Stephanie is doing a talk and a workshop with Birmingham Guild later in the year.

Saturday 25th February to Saturday 7th of April - Introduction to Screenprinting at the MAC (£42) a six week long course going through the basics of screenprinting for textiles. I (Heather, blog maintainer) have been on the breakdown screenprinting course at the MAC taught by Emma, and I can thoroughly recommend it. She is also teaching this course, so it should be very good.

If you know of any other places around Birmingham that run textiles exhibitions, talks or workshops, please let me know!

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