2024 THEME - MAKING CONNECTIONS
Forge Mill Needle Museum
For 2024 we have one exhibition booked so far, at the Needle Museum in Redditch, 17 April -2 June. We have chosen the theme Making Connections for 2024.
Connection: the state of being related to someone or something else. In Making Connections members will explore the theme in diverse and personal ways: making textile art and making connections with each other, the environment, the community and beyond.
Midlands Textile Forum has been in existence since 2007. We are not a static group, but take on new members after an application and interview process. Between us we have a wide variety of backgrounds; some have worked professionally in the creative arts for many years, some have followed other careers but with an interest and passion for all things textile, whilst others may have started their textile journey later in life.
The diversity of the textile mediums we employ can include traditional techniques used in a contemporary way, from stitching and quilting, through to lace, knotting, weave, print, painting on cloth, digital manipulation etc. We see this as the strength of MTF along with our commitment to sharing our love of textile art through exhibiting.
Midlands Textile Forum meet regularly throughout the year and at various venues around the region. Meetings vary, development sessions are where we show and talk about our own work and share the processes and techniques we are using at the moment. Other members give constructive feedback and often a lively but helpful discussion will suggest various ways forward with the work.
Other meetings focus on the 'business' of the forum. All members are involved in the various aspects of this. Currently many of our meetings are on Zoom
We welcome new members. If you are interested in finding out more about us and attending a meeting, please let us know via the contacts page.