02 Textiles

OTT - The 02 Textile Group

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.

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Scraps of Encouragement - Hyde Hall 2018

OTT's next exhibition will be at Hyde Hall on September 22nd to 30th, 2018.

Apart from the main exhibition, each member of the group works on a group project to produce work on a common theme which for this exhibition will be Flights of Fancy

The exhibition will include a shop area selling cards, portfolio pieces, brooches, necklaces and much more.
Some of the artists are also on hand each day to answer any questions.
Booking is not required.


Ramster Embroidery and Textile Art Exhibition

The Biennial Exhibition took place again this year - 10th – 26th March 2017

Ramster 2017 Poster

Once again it offered an exciting exhibition of over 200 works created by many of the country’s leading textile artists, to celebrate the art of the stitch.

Almost all of 02Textiles' members were invited to exhibit here.

Please click here to visit the Ramster Gardens website.

 


All through the Night

Ar Hyd Y Nos

at the Welsh Quilt Centre,

the Old Town Hall, High Street,
Lampeter, SA48 7BH

May10 - July 2, 2016

POster for the exhibition

Click on the image above to go to the web page for this exhibition.

02 Textiles latest exhibition "Ar Hyd y Nos (All through the Night) takes its inspiration from small samples of Welsh quilts.
Each member has chosen a piece of quilt and focused on colour, pattern, or quilting techniques as a starting point.
While adhering closely to the night time theme, the group has diversified widely in its interpretation and subject matter.
You will find moon gazing Hares, startled foxes, sleeping tramps, dreaming children, comfort blankets, vintage beds of roses, snuggled bed bugs, hooting owls and floating nighties - everything beneath the moon and the stars.

 


The Plot Thickens 2016

at the Pond Gallery Snape Maltings

April 15-20, 2016

The Plot Thickens at Snape

A second chance to see 02 Textiles (OTT)'s latest exhibition which was recently on show at Hyde Hall. This exhibition is full of exciting and colourful textile work, with new work replacing those items sold at the original exhibition, and features 02 Textiles usual group project, this time entitled "Sitting on the Fence".

The exhibition includes a shop area selling cards, portfolio pieces, brooches, necklaces and much more.
Some of the artists will also be on hand each day to answer any questions.

See "News" (second menu pick above) for directions to Snape Maltings and the location of the Pond Gallery


The Plot Thickens 2015

at RHS Hyde Hall Gardens

02 Textiles (OTT)'s latest exhibition at Hyde Hall, in the events barn at the RHS gardens at Rettendon near Chelmsford, has now closed. This exhibition was full of exciting and colourful textile work, and features 02 Textiles usual group project, this year entitled "Sitting on the Fence".

The exhibition included a shop area selling cards, portfolio pieces, brooches, necklaces and much more.
Some of the artists were also on hand each day to answer any questions.

The exhibition was free but the usual RHS Entry Fee to the Gardens has to be paid.