Made 2012 at Morley Gallery

The current exhibition at Morley Gallery features work from most of the textiles courses (apart from us and the foundation course, as we get our own exhibition in the summer).

There’s a great selection of pieces from several disciplines, including mosaics, interior design and quilting, but – surprise! – most of my favourite pieces were in felt or fibre.

Mary Campbell’s “Containment – Release” featured nuno felt on cotton scrim with what looked like some shibori resists at the top:

Suzanne Osborne’s soft landscape tapestry was also full of textures, while Christine Eborali’s “Rage 2” was woven totally from discarded plastic packaging. I’ve seen the latter gradually growing over the past year, as the tapestry class uses the same studio as us:

The printing on show included a lovely silk andmixed fibre scarf by Katy Broomfield, who used heat transfer printing overdyed with shibori:

Plus a great selection of furoshiki bags, including two from Avril of Stitch in Science:

I also liked the felted machine knitting by Uli Jaeger, and Moira Searle’s sleeveless coat in felted lambswool and Italian silk:

Finally, there was a wonderful needle-felted alien, “Christopher’s Creature”, by Jessica Lempp, based on a child’s drawing. Sadly, I failed to get the photo in focus – so you’ll have to go and see for yourselves if you can!

The exhibition runs until 29 March. Morley Gallery is at 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT


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