Our Textile Story

Following on from the success of last years collaboration we have once again joined forces with the first year textile students at Loughborough University to bring you this new project, ‘Our Textile Story’.

A new blog that has been set up to promote the current project and exhibition with information about the past project and how the collaboration first began.
Building on the success of last years ‘Our Knitted Story’, this years students were set the project Our Textiles Stories. The brief was to create a set of work which explores the history that each individual student has with textiles. What were their earliest memories, what has influenced them in their years of growing up that has led them to choosing textile design as a career?
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Maddy Wozencroft is one of the selected students and she has set up the beautiful WordPress blog which contains an overview of the project and displays each selected students work. There is more info to add, as each student will have a statement about their work and how it developed.
We are happy to say that the exhibition ‘Our Textiles Stories” will be on at Peepul Enterprises, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester from Friday the 22nd April until Friday the 6th of May 2016.
There will be an opening event which is still being planned at the moment. The details about the exhibition at Peepul Enterprises will be added to the blog soon. 

Hopes and Dreams

The latest exhibition from Charnwood Arts RawArt and Cafe_Space group is now on at Charnwood Museum, Queens Park, Loughborough.

The collection has been pulled together from work made for various projects over the last couple of years. Materials include found objects like keys and labels. As well as materials that have been donated, including threads, fabrics, buttons and beads.


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Stories inspiring the artworks include, the fantasy of a treasure island, seashore treasures and the mysterious depths of a rockpool. Tracey Del Grecos piece reflects her childhood growing up by the sea in Wales and a favourite song lamenting the destruction of our environment.

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Other pieces show butterflies and a summer garden, a hope of things to come. Julies rag rug flower suggests the lushness of a peony in full bloom.

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You can enjoy this little collection of very personal work until the end of May during Charnwood Museums opening times.

Opening hours October to March

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 3pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 3pm
  • Bank Holidays: 01509 233754

Opening hours April to September

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 2pm – 5pm

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The RawArt and CAFÉ_space groups meet at Charnwood Arts on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Both groups are designed to promote well being through creative activity.

We also welcome and rely on donations of materials for most of our project work.