Personal Voices Textile Exhibition opens

A Gathering of Strangers by Jan Aldersay
A Gathering of Strangers by Jan Aldersay

Personal Voices, an exhibition by the Breakaway Textile Group celebrating creative textile work, has opened at Nantwich Museum and will run until Saturday 9 May 2020. Each of the twelve members of the group has produced work which showcases their own personal styles and inspiration to produce an exciting range of work.

The exhibition will be accompanied on Saturday 28 March 2020, by a drop-in workshop where participants of all ages can produce their own small textile piece inspired by circles. The group has produced a collaborative hanging to suggest ideas for developing this theme.

Omens by Judy Fairless
Omens by Judy Fairless

The Breakaway Textile group was formed in 2010 by a group of creative textile and stitch students whose course at a local college had come to an end. There are currently 12 members who come from all parts of Cheshire and one from Staffordshire. Varying in age and experience, all members enjoy stitch and have developed a high level of skill and creativity. The group includes those who have tutored and taught textile courses and all belong either to the Embroiderers’ Guild or the Quilters’ Guild. Members are constantly excited and stimulated to produce imaginative textiles, stitching onto a variety of materials including paper, fabric and recycled products. Hand and free machine embroidery are equally valued and many of the group also work with mixed media.

Auriculas by Sue Jones
Auriculas by Sue Jones

Entry to the museum and exhibition is free.

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01270 627104.