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thread festival: Sewing for Good Causes

thread festival: Sewing for Good Causes

For the first time in the four years of the textile festival, thread 2016 will launch Sewing for Good Causes; a dedicated exhibition space to demonstrating and encouraging the social and ethical benefits of sewing and textiles. Dedicated professionals and textile […]

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thread festival: q&a with Jo Westfoot

thread festival: q&a with Jo Westfoot

 thread.. a festival of textiles is drawing closer and is now just seven weeks away! The day long celebration of textiles includes a programme of expert talks, exhibitions and a marketplace selling fabrics, haberdashery as well as hand crafted textile work. It also features […]

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festival of crafts 2016 artwork revealed

festival of crafts 2016 artwork revealed

One of the most enjoyable parts of the Crafts Coordinator job, is the commissioning of artworks for the festival programme. It’s an exciting process to be a part of as the selected artist takes the brief and creates a unique artwork for the individual events. […]

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Riverside Café Gallery – Jonathan Thompson

Riverside Café Gallery – Jonathan Thompson

 Jonathan Thompson is a Painter-Printmaker who produces limited edition etchings. His recent project focusses on The Solent Way, a 60 mile footpath between Emsworth and Milford on Sea in Hampshire. The resulting work can be seen in his latest exhibition The Solent […]

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thread 2016 illustration revealed!

thread 2016 illustration revealed!

Over the past two years, Emma Block’s stunning illustrations and trademark style have become synonymous with thread; the Maltings’  annual celebration of textiles.  We’re delighted to reveal the illustration for 2016’s festival here, and share an insight into the inspiration and process behind her fabulous work….    Q. We […]

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Riverside Café Gallery – Lucy Fiona Morrison

Riverside Café Gallery – Lucy Fiona Morrison

Themes of isolation and escapism are always prominent within the work of landscape painter Lucy Fiona Morrison. She creates paintings that allow the viewer to be able to appreciate nature in its rawest form. Devoid of human figures and constructions, the viewer takes a […]

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Riverside Café Gallery – James Wells

Riverside Café Gallery – James Wells

James Wells exhibition ‘Refracted Horizons’ runs at the Riverside Café Gallery until Monday 16 May. Gallery curator Anna Garrett spoke to James and asked him about his inspiration and processes behind his body of work. Here’s what the artist had to say….   What are you working on […]

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