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Monday, 8 April 2013

Stitching and Thinking

I recently attended a lovely exhibition in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition was titled 'Stitching and Thinking' and included Textile Artwork by Janet Haigh, Dawn Mason, Dail Behennah, Basil Kardasis, Jilly Morris, Jessica Turrell and Stephanie Wooster. The group of artists used the museum's collection of embroidered samplers as their inspiration and focussed on the idea of mending. I found the exhibition very inspiring and loved being able to clearly see and read about the thought process that had gone into each piece. The exhibition as a whole had been curated excellently; it had a very clear theme and aesthetic to it which meant the pieces worked really well together. 

Developmental work by the artists

'I am', 'my rock' & 'livin' by Stephanie Wooster ('

'Patch Grief with Proverbs' by Janet Haigh

'Mending Takes Time' by Jilly Morris (

'Face to Face' by Dawn Mason

'Holding it Together' by Dail Behennah (

'The Buttonhole' by Basil Kardasis