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