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Sun 20 Mar

Multiple days: The Gallery

Free Activity Exhibit
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The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

01603 727 950

A juried exhibition of work by local textile artists, both professional and amateur.

Following on from the success of the Picking Up The Threads exhibition at the Norfolk Makers Festival 2020, a second juried exhibition of textile work is being shown at the 2022 Festival. 

The exhibition features work in many forms of textiles including weaving, embroidery and patchwork. All the works have been made since January 2021 by both amateur and professional artists living in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire.

This year’s theme is ‘Adjustment’, has been interpreted in a multitude of different ways by the exhibiting artists. Some reference the adjustments we have all had to make during the pandemic, while others take inspiration from changes and adaptions in their personal lives or practices.

Entrants to the exhibition have been judged by three esteemed textile artists; Annette Morgan, Sara Impey and Debbie Lyddon, who met at The Forum earlier in the year to select work from more than 70 entrants. 

three women sitting in front of a large digital screen

Annette Morgan is an award winning textile artist, teacher and author. She is a past President of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles (2001-2003) and was the instigator of the very successful Festival of Quilts, held in Birmingham each year.

Sara Impey makes quilts featuring stitched lettering, using the sewing machine needle as a writing tool. She has work in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and The Quilters’ Guild Collection. Her book ‘Text in Textile Art’ was published by Batsford in 2013.

Debbie Lyddon is a textile artist and maker. Her work explores landscape and place, combining traditional stitch techniques with non-traditional materials. She is a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists, Studio 21 and the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Visit the Adjustment exhibition in the Gallery for free, and be inspired by the broad range of textile arts on display.

The Gallery can be found on the ground floor of the Forum on the left side, underneath the BBC studios. 

Exhibition Judge, Annette Morgan, speaking during the 2020 exhibition, Picking Up The Threads.