Unfortunately the exhibition closes at Gallery Oldham this Saturday, 24 February. However, three members of Glossop EG were very fortunate to attend a recent workshop run by Sarah Burgess and based on the same concepts as the exhibition.
Using various found objects, we focused on monoprinting (a form of printmaking) and stitch on paper and textiles, to tell the story of a particular found object. Between us, we worked with a sock, buttons and a shell - items whose existence could be disrupted by being lost or moved from their original location.
To give us some inspiration Sarah showed us a piece she had worked, based on a lost glove:-
Here are some examples of monoprinting including, of course, the sock, the buttons and the shell.....
When we had completed the printing we could start to stitch the story of the lost item back together:-
Everyone who attended the workshop had a great time with wonderful tuition, and an opportunity to meet other textile artists. Not forgetting the exhibition itself, which was both thought-provoking and inspirational. You can take a virtual tour of the exhibition by clicking on the link on the right-hand side of our blog, under 'Textile Artists & Groups' there is an entry for the Textile Study Group.