Thursday, 1 June 2023

'Unfolding' Exhibition 2023


Announcing a major exhibition of new work by all eleven members of Out of the Fold inspired by the theme of 'Unfolding'

Also being exhibited will be our 'Monochrome' series first seen in Autumn 2022 at Snape Maltings

Thank you to Penny for the poster design

Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Welcome to new member Frances Overy


Out of the Fold are delighted to welcome our newest member Frances Overy.

Frances is a contemporary textile artist working from her studio in South Norfolk

Frances also exhibits with TOPstitch and Threadheads and has taken part on Norfolk Open Studios

Your can follow Frances on and on Instagam @franovery

'Migrations' was originally conceived around the movement of birds. The piece has come to mean much more; a metaphor for the everchanging nature of the human world, leading to 'migrations'.

Each segment similar but different, homogenous but individual when closely viewed.

Created with oakleaf dyed natural materials. 

Accepted for the juried ADJUSTMENT exhibition at the Norfolk Makers Festival 2022

Broad Norfolk (detail)
'Broad Norfolk' is inspired by a view from Frances's studio in South Norfolk. 

Metal threads couched on to a cotton background. 

Recently shown as part of the juried BOLD PERSPECTIVES exhibition at The Forum, Norfolk

Now sold

Karen leaves the fold


One of our founding members Karen Frost has sadly retired from the group.

Karen produced really beautiful work embellished with delightful hand embroidery in a pastel palette

Her 'Once Upon a Time' jacket inspired by fairy tales won a prize in the Festival of Quilts quilt creations.

This piece inspired by Bury St Edmunds Cathedral shows her pristine machine quilting.

Karen has moved to Norfolk and we wish her all the best for the future

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Caroline accepted for Norfolk Makers Festival


Congratulations to Caroline Brown who has had a piece juried in to the Norfolk Makers Fair 2023 exhibition

Started on a workshop with Matthew Harris in the summer of 2022 with a sensory walk on the Tollesbury Marshes in Essex and developed over many months with hand stitch

The Norfolk Makers Festival runs from 11th - 19th March 2023 in The Forum in Norwich

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

Introducing new member Phillip Rees


Out of the Fold are delighted to welcome new member Phillip Rees to the group

Phillip completed the Creative Stitch Advanced Stitched Textiles course in 2022

Phillip enjoys experimenting with many different materials and techniques with batik wax being a particular favourite used here as part of this large textile hanging inspired by the pneumatic bone structure of birds.

Phillip enjoys both machine and hand stitching and has recently been exploring gold work as a member of STARS (Stitched Textile Art Suffolk)

Thursday, 5 January 2023

Goodbye to Heather Black


We are sorry to say goodbye to Heather Black who has  been a member of Out of the Fold for several years

Heather is firmly committed to working in a ecologically friendly way and is well known for her natural dyeing and eco printing as well as recycling materials

Family responsibilities now mean that Heather can no commit the time to producing work for exhibition with Out of the Fold. 

We wish Heather the very best for the future

Wednesday, 4 January 2023

Helen Marchant retires from Out of the Fold


Out of the Fold are sad to say goodbye to Helen Marchant who was one of our founding members.

Helen produced many wonderful pieces of work for exhibition, often inspired by images form her native Australia.

Helen has decided that the travelling involved to meetings is now too much and has 'retired' from Out of the Fold. 

As a reminder of her many friends in Out of the Fold each member made a stitched postcard in their own style which were presented to Helen at her farewell Christmas lunch.

Stitched postcards by all 11 members presented to Helen as a leaving gift