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OTT's First Ever EXhibition - Braintree 2004

OTT's First Exhibition

Our History

O.T.T. - 02 Textiles is a group of 15 textile artists who support each other in the development of embroidery and textile art skills, and who regularly exhibit their work.

In 2002, twelve students who, under the tutelage of Ann Brown, had studied City & Guilds Creative Embroidery, formed OTT (02Textiles) . The aims of the group are to support each other in the personal development of their embroidery and textile art skills, to promote embroidery, and to form an exhibiting group.

In the autumn of 2004, OTT held their first exhibition in the art gallery of the Braintree Town Hall. The exhibition was a great success and was extremely well received by all who attended it.

Since then the group has continued to work on new projects and has been invited to display its work in other local galleries, returning to Braintree for another highly successful exhibition in the Autumn of 2006 and 2008.

In February 2007, OTT was invited to exhibit at the Cottenham "Textiles in Focus" event and displayed work in other locations through 2007 and beyond.

There have been changes to the membership of the group. Norah Stocker left the group as her circumstances had changed, and Janet McKee, who had joined the group soon after it was set up, left the group in late 2006 and runs workshops at Marks Tey. Rita Johnson and Tabatha Mitchel-Simons joined the group after OTT's 2008 exhibition in Braintree, followed by Elizabeth Taylor in January 2010. Sadly, Irene Martin passed away in 2011 and Zoe Cox died after a very short illness early in 2015 - they will both be missed greatly by all the Group. Finally, Liz Nicholls left the group in mid 2017 prompting openings for new members.

In December 2017, O.T.T. welcomed Jane Roskrow, Sharne Gregory, Yvonne Romain and Sheila Warner to the group.