Salford Museum and Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of textile art until the 5th of September.

The exhibition of contemporary textile art includes hand and machine embroidery, needle felting, quilting, beadwork, patchwork, weaving and 3D pieces. The pieces are rich, luxurious and ornate in texture and colour.

The Chairman of Ten Plus Textiles, Jane Simpson said of the works on display that „they represent a fusion of traditional textile methods with original and inventive ideas and creations”.

The members of the group create work that demonstrates both the aesthetics of modern design and the unique surface qualities of the decorative stitch.

As the expertise of the group continues to cover an increasingly wide range of disciplines, the members feel that diversity is their strength. What unifies them, however, is a fascination for the language of colour and texture, and the myriad of ways in which these can be used to communicate moods and ideas. The exhibition includes framed pieces and hangings, three dimensional items, fashion accessories and jewellery.

At the centre of the gallery children will be happy to find a space designed just for them. Ten Plus Textiles welcomes children with activity sheets and gives them an opportunity to create their own pieces of art either by colouring or combining fabrics together.

Ten Plus Textiles was founded in 1991 and since then it has served as an opportunity for artists to work together and spread their appreciation of embroidery in all its forms. The group now consists of sixteen members working with fabrics and fibres using different and new techniques. The group exhibits twice per year and its work has been shown widely through the North West and as far as London and Dublin.

Ten Plus Textiles is exhibiting at Salford Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday 29th April to Tuesday 5th September 2017.

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