More exciting news……

We recently received an email to say that this blog had been placed third in a list of UK Textile Art blogs which is very exciting. So thank you everyone at Feedspot and please go to their website at this link to see the post.

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More news about DIS/rupt in Peebles coming soon but by all accounts good viewing numbers at the gallery to see the work.  This weekend Saturday 30 June, Textile Study Group member Mary Sleigh will be teaching a workshop, Stitching a Story. Booking is essential and further details can be found by contacting the Tweeddale Museum and Art Gallery at 01721 72480 or email museums@liveborders1.org.uk to see if there are any places left.

On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June another member, Julia Triston,  will be teaching  and more information about her class Text in Textiles can be had at the same contact numbers above.

For information about the DIS/rupt project and to see photographs of the work as well as read back numbers of posts when the artists in the group were interviewed about their personal projects and themes, please check our website for information Website

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And finally……..

The opening of DIS/rupt on Friday evening at the Tweeddale Museum and Art Gallery was lovely and the large group of people who came to see the work in its new temporary home were fulsome in their praise of the venue and, of course, the work. It never ceases to amaze how different a body of work can look when set up in a different gallery. The galleries in the Tweeddale Art Gallery are lovely – the main gallery has wonderful ceiling windows which create a sympathetic light atmosphere and the work has space to ‘breathe’. The lower gallery is also well lit and shows the work to great effect so the group is very pleased with this finale to the DIS/rupt Tour.

Entry to the Museum and Gallery is through an archway off Peebles High Street into a lovely historic courtyard where visitors will see one of Ruth Issett’s colourful pieces on the wall of the Gallery.

Whirl, Wind & Weather, Ruth Issett

There is parking nearby as well as on-street parking if available and Peebles itself is a lovely town set within the Scottish Border countryside with many independent shops and local attractions so well worth a visit. The team from Textile Study Group and the Gallery staff have done a wonderful job hanging the work and visitors will be met with a very interesting “thought-provoking” exhibition.

Full details for opening and access can be found at the gallery website and remember there is a series of workshops programmed for the period the exhibition is open run by Textile Study Group members.

All information about opening hours can be found at the Gallery link Tweeddale Museum & Gallery