As you know, Art Van Go was at Textile in Focus at Cottenham again this year. It was, as always, a fantastic event organised by Pauline Verrinder and her team, with a brilliant workshop programme, many and varied traders and great exhibitions to look at and admire. For those that weren't able to get there, here is just a very small representation of some of the work on view.
(Apologies for the standard of photography - I'm not a professional like Kevin, just an enthusiastic stitcher with a digital camera - and not much technique!)
Firstly a small sample of the work from MESCH - a group comprising of artists Marian Murphy, Liz Evans, Margaret Starr,Vanda Campbell and Mavis Howard ....
and, to see more of their work, MESCH are holding an exhibition at -
THE TAVERN GALLERY
8 High Street Meldreth, Cambs SG88JU
1st April - 3rd May 2010
Wed to Sun 10am - 4pm (closed 1pm - 1.30pm)
Next is work from the Fen Edge Textile Group, formed in 2002, and currently with sixteen members who are fortunate to have Pauline Verrinder as their Mentor/Co-ordinator.
Fen Edge Textile will be exhibiting at the gallery in Malden from 8th September to 10th October 2010 - see their website fenedgetextiles for more information
And finally, some photos of the work of textile artist, author and the guest speaker at Textile in Focus, Isobel Hall.....
Check out our workshop programme - a number of the artists in the above mentioned exhibitions, including Marian Murphy, Vanda Campbell and Pauline Verrinder are coming to Art Van Go to take exciting workshops for us in the near future.
And finally not only a huge thank you to Pauline and her team for Textiles in Focus, but also a big congratulations - the Tombola in aid of Multiple Sclerosis raised an amazing £708 which will all go to the charity. Well done!