In the Grand Theatre this year we have two enjoyable exhibitions by two very well-known local textile groups, Stitches Coven and the Itchyfingers Textile Group, please set aside quite a bit of time to visit here as the Stiches Coven Group is in the White Room and the IFT on floors 1 and 2.
Stitches Coven exhibition is called 'A Life On The Ocean Wave' It's on from Tuesday 7th August.
'Stitches Coven was formed in 2012 by a group of ladies who wanted to develop their textile arts skills. They have been meeting every Thursday ever since and 2018 will see their sixth annual exhibition. They welcome members of all skill levels and all disciplines and their ethos is to have fun and friendship whilst sharing knowledge and developing skills. New members are always welcome - they meet in Ty Newydd, Gorseinon every Thursday from 6 p.m.to 8.30 p.m. Tel. 07796137925 for further details.'
The IFT group was formed in 2010 and has exhibited every year since, even twice in one year! The group is now chaired by Esyllt Jones who is one of the tutors in the Shop of Skills. Their exhibition Ar Lan y Mor will I know be brilliant!! Two pieces of work from Jan Evans..
Swansea Quilters and Baywood Quilters will be exhibiting within the National Waterfront Museum of Wales in the Collonade, they will have an amazing exhibtion..
Swansea Embroidery and Textile Group will be frst time exhibitors in the Beach Hut Cafe and gift shop. As usual work will be delightful
Cwilt Cymru will be in the lecture room in Swansea Museum and on August 10th we will open our Festival and the exhibitions from ContexArt and Cwilt Cymru will be opened at the same time - challenging work from previous exhibiitons created by the members.
Our ContexArt exhibition is entitled 'Shorelines' and will have an array of wonderful work from this well established group. Founded in 2000 this group has grown, changed and evolved, the members all enjoy the challenge of creating something different but I couldn't resist to put another section of Lesley's work on display, oh so beautiful..