ATT is 40 years old this year. This exhibition of ruby-inspired work celebrates our anniversary.
Art Through Textiles was originally founded by a group of eight women, all of whom had recently completed a course at what was then Psalter Lane Art College in Sheffield. They set up the group to enable them to continue to share their newly found textile skills, working with stitch, print and weave. ATT enabled them to share ideas and inspirations. It quickly grew, embracing new members with an interest in exploring textiles as an art medium.
There are just two founder members left in the current group, one of whom is Linda Bellinger, who organises ATT’s events programme. Linda says:
“As I reflect on Art Through Textiles’ 40 years of existence, I am made increasingly aware of just how special we are. The group now has over 60 members and is entirely self-funded. We learn from each other and of course benefit enormously from being able to welcome cutting edge artists to speak and share their work and investigations, so that the range of work members produce for exhibitions is extremely varied and shows no sign of stagnating.”