Common Threads is a community of practice; a group of designer-makers creating a range of textiles who met whilst studying Contemporary Constructed Textiles at Bradford School of Art in 2015. During the part-time course, Margot Bromley specialised in machine knitting, whilst Lin Carter, Fiona Catanach, Sue Christian and Nicola Rudd specialised in weaving, but like most textile enthusiasts they are not limited to just one craft.
As the course came to an end, they realised that they did not want to lose the collaborative nature of their learning and set up the group with the aim of meeting up two or three times a year to share ideas and challenge their creative practice. Although individual members of the group produce work in their own style, favouring particular yarns, techniques or finished products, each year they aim to use a ‘common thread’ in a project. It may be a set of pieces each favouring the same yarn or colour palette, or it could be a collection based on a share theme and common starting point.
Although they have kept in touch regularly online the pandemic has temporarily put a stop to their meeting up in person. This exhibition is an reflection of where their practice has taken each of them individually during their time apart.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
After a year in hibernation the Shrewsbury Food Festival returns to Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park! On September 4 and 5, 2021, over 200 food, drink and craft exhibitors will come together in the 29 acres of parkland for a food extravaganza. There will be live chef demonstrations, a live music stage, hundreds of stalls showcasing independent businesses and a huge range of children activities to keep the whole family entertained. You will be spoilt for choice with all the best in mouth-watering food and thirst-quenching drinks. Our region’s best food producers, chefs, artisans and food businesses will all be there to tantalise your taste buds, along with talent from further afield who will wow you. This is a brilliant day out for food lovers, families and fun seekers! Come and join us in Shrewsbury on September 4 and 5!
Shrewsbury’s very own Oktoberfest, happening on Friday October 1st & Saturday 2nd In Shrewsbury Quarry!
Bringing together over 150 beers, alongside cider and perry areas, a gin den, and of course a BIG live music stage. Paired with delicious producers, street food vendors, and a new for 2021, ‘Celebration Hour’!