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Alice Fox – ‘Wild Textiles’ Book Launch & Signing

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us in the Gallery between 2 and 3pm on Sunday 4th October to celebrate the release of Artist Alice Fox’s latest book! You will have the chance to chat with the artist, have your book signed, and see some of her latest work on display as part of our new exhibition ‘Vessel’.

FREE ENTRY – No booking required.

More about Wild Textiles

An illustrated guide to harnessing the world of nature to create sustainable textile art.

Textile artist Alice Fox works with found, foraged, gathered and grown materials to create fabulous textile pieces that are inspired by, and made from, nature. This practical guide is packed with creative ideas for using local, seasonal and (sometimes) unconventional materials that are deeply personal and resonate with history and place.

• Grow your own materials – from harvesting flax and nettle for fibres and cloth, to braiding and cordage with ‘weeds’ or wild plants, to collecting leaves that can be stitched, quilted and shaped into vessels.

• Forage for natural objects such as shells, pebbles and driftwood that can be wrapped, woven into, or looped in three dimensions, as well as a multitude of urban treasures that can find a new life in creative hands.

• Gathered grass, wool and mud can be delightfully repurposed by the textile artist, as well as paper (for string and boxes), plastic, cloth or even old tools, can be reworked into unique works of art.

A masterclass in creativity, Alice Fox, alongside other leading practitioners, demonstrates how to harness the world of nature in textile art – and discover the wonder and value that can be found if we slow down, take notice and care for our immediate place in the world.

Alice Fox is a textile artist who works with natural fibres and gathered materials, employing natural dyes, stitch, weave and soft basketry techniques. She studied Contemporary Surface Design & Textiles at Bradford School of Arts & Media and completed an MA in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University. She is a member of the Textile Study Group. Alice works from her allotment and her studio, and exhibits, lectures and teaches workshops nationally and internationally.

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Date:
September 4
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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