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Join ‘Textile Folk Art’ author Anne Kelly for a talk at the Fashion and Textile Museum

18/07/2019 6:00 pm – 18/07/2019 8:00 pm | Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3XF

In a Thursday evening talk taking place on 18th July at 6pm, artist and author Anne Kelly will discuss her inspiration for her book Textile Folk Art and her unique and inspiring interpretation of folk and naïve art in cloth. There will be a glass of wine in the Museum foyer at the beginning and a chance to view the current exhibition. The talk will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions and a book signing.

From samplers and quilts in Europe, to tribal and nomadic cloth further afield in Mongolia and China, folk and traditional designs have played a crucial part in the development of textile art and craft. Anne Kelly explores the traditional motifs used in textile folk art and shows how contemporary textile artists use these in their work today.

Textile Folk Art is a beautifully illustrated guide of textile folk art from cultures all around the world and is also packed with helpful step-by-step projects that demonstrate how to apply folk motifs to your own work.  Modern Folk Embroidery’s Jacob de Graaf ‘ says: It is absolutely gorgeously illustrated and is super inspiring for anyone with an interest in Folk Art….You can see that it is a real labour of love’

Anne Kelly is a textile artist and tutor. She trained in Canada and the UK and now teaches and speaks to guilds and groups. Her work is exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions, including private collections in the UK and abroad, the Vatican Collection in Rome and at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto. She was recently artist-in-residence at Sussex Prairies Garden in West Sussex and exhibited at the international World of Threads Festival and the Prague Patchwork Meeting. She is the co-author of Connected Cloth.

When: Thursday 18th July, 6pm to 8pm
Where: Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3XF
Price: Talk: £15 | £12 Students/ Talk plus book: £37.95 | £34.95 Students (all tickets include a drink and exhibition entry)

For more information and to book your tickets, please visit the Fashion and Textile Museum website.