Saturday, 30 December 2017

Lynne and Mary at Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Lynne Pretty and Mary McIntosh have both had quilts selected to be exhibited as part of the Quilters' Guild World War One Gallery at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia from 1st - 4th March 2018

Lynne Pretty (detail)
Lynne's quilt was first made for the Contemporary Quilt Group exhibition 'Dislocation' at the Festival of Quilts in 2015

Mary McIntosh 'Finer Focus'
Mary's wallhanging was made for the Out of the Fold exhibition 'Finer Focus' in 2013

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Carole producing lots of work for Textiles East

Carole Ward usually leads the way and completes her work well in time for exhibitions. This year is no exception and Carole has already made her pieces for the 'Out of the East' exhibition at Swavesey. Here is a flavour of what she has see the whole pieces then please come along to Swavesey on Friday 16th and Sat 17th February 2018

Carole Ward (detail)

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Work in Progress for Textiles East exhibition

Out of the Fold members are all preparing work on the theme 'Out of the East' for the forthcoming exhibition Textiles East Fair at Swavesey College on Friday 16th and Sat 17th February 2017

Caroline is transforming this heap of silk strips into a piece of work based on the Sudbury Silk Industry

Come along to the Textiles East exhibition to see the result

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Out of the Fold now has a Facebook page

Out of the Fold have now launched a Facebook Page. If you are a Facebook user then please search for 'Out of the Fold' and send a friend request. Posts will only be textile related and we welcome you to 'like, share and comment' with textile loving friends

Detail from work by Penny Bamber

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Mary at Harrogate K & S

Mary will be demonstrating in the Artists in Action Zone at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show on Friday 24th and Sunday 26th November 2017

Detail from 'Copper Bleach'
Detail from 'Copper wire'
Mary will be demonstrating removing colour from cloth with a technique she calls 'Life's a Bleach!'

 followed up by a second process adding colour as well as taking it out called 'Once more unto the Bleach!'

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Denny Brothers exhibition fast approaching

Out of the Fold members are adding the last stitches to pieces of textile art to be displayed at Denny Brothers Art gallery in Bury St Edmunds from 7th - 14th October 2017

Daphne Impey's piece for Denny Bros (detail)

Background detail from Marion Baker's piece

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Taster for Denny Bros exhibition

Some small detailed images of pieces of textile art which will be offered for sale at the forthcoming Denny Brothers exhibition

Framed painting and stitched piece by Mary McIntosh (detail)

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Exhibition in Bury St Edmunds

Out of the Fold have an exhibition of framed and mounted work in the first floor gallery at Denny Brothers Art Shop coming up in october. Ideal opportunity to find the perfect Christmas gift for th textile lover in your life.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Mary is Highly Commended

Mary McIntosh had three quilts on display at the Festival of Quilts 2017 and was pleased to be awarded a Highly Commended for her miniature 'Copper Coil'
Copper Coil miniature 8" x 8"
 Mary also had an entry into the Contemporary section of the show with a piece called Copper Bleach

Copper Bleach triptych - black linen wholecloth, discharged and bleached, machine stitched and appliqued

Lynne wins 'little' award

Congratulations to Lynne Pretty who won first prize in the Quilters Guild miniature display at the Festival of Quilts 2017

Miniature quilt by Lynne Pretty
The Quilters Guild asked each region to submit 3 mini quilts 12inch x 6inch landscape to be exhibited at the NEC. These pieces to be made by non-miniature group members.
Visitors to the show were asked to vote for their favourite piece.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Out of the East to travel to East Midlands

Out of the Fold will exhibit the 'Out of the East' collection at the British Quilt and Stitch Village Show in April 2018

Dates: 13th - 15th April 2018

Times: 10am - 5pm

Venue: Uttoxeter racecourse
            Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Friday, 26 May 2017

Textiles East Exhibition 2018

Out of the Fold are delighted to have been invited as the exhibiting group for the Textiles East Event in February 2018

The group will be unveiling a whole new body of work on the theme 'Out of the East'

Venue: Swavesey College, Cambs

Date: 16th - 17th February 2018

Time: 10am - 5pm

Follow the blog for glimpses of work in progress

Lynne Pretty (detail) 

Friday, 12 May 2017

Suffolk Open Studios

Mary McIntosh will exhibit in Suffolk Open Studios as part of the Creative Stitch Hub in Ipswich alongside Textile Artists Annette Morgan and Kate Thompson

 The Creative Stitch Studio is at
WI Federation Office
22 Orford Street

Open 11am - 5pm on Sat 3rd and Sun 4th June 2017

Open 11am - 5pm on Sat 17th and Sun 18th June 2017

Work for exhibition and sale. Surface design and stitch demonstrations. Refreshments provided by the WI.

FREE entry. All welcome.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Janet makes waves for the CQ suitcase collection

Janet says "The Pop Artist Victor Varasely was my inspiration. The clean cut lines and sharp colours attracted me along with the optical illusion adding movement and depth. A real WOW for me!
'Making Waves' - Jan Valentine 2016

I used hand dyed colour graded cotton and silk; appliqued and machine stitched. Free machining patterns add detail and hand tied beaded edging to finish.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Lynne's Suitcase Artist

Lynne Pretty's piece for the CQ Suitcase Collection was inspired by the printmaker Angie Lewin.

Painted silk background, wood-block printing, applique. Machine quilted and hand embroidery

Friday, 5 May 2017

CQ Suitcase Collection

OOTF members Lynne Pretty, Janet Valentine and Mary McIntosh have all had pieces accepted for the new Contemporary Quilt suitcase collection called My Favourite Artist

The Suitcase collection is made up of A3 sized pieces on a theme which can be hired by groups

Mary's piece was inspired by the artist Gerhard Richter who produces huge pieces of art. Richer underpaints and then scrapes oil paint across the surface using an iron girder. In Mary's version she first understitched then painted with emulsion before pulling across acrylic paint using a metal ruler.

Gerhard Richter Tate Modern 5 metres sqaure

Mary McIntosh  30cm x 50cm

Friday, 28 April 2017

Denny Bros exhibition

Out of the Fold will be exhibiting and offering work for sale in the Ottewill Art gallery within Denny Brothers in Bury St Edmunds

Dates: Sat 7th October - Saturday 14th October 2017

Times: Shop opening hours 9am - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday (closed Sundays)

FREE entry

Work by Caroline Brown