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edge textile artists Scotland is a group dedicated to promoting excellence in contemporary textile art in Scotland.

Strands of Time, Edinburgh 2016

Our major exhibition, Strands of Time, focused on ‘past, present and future’; encouraging visitors and members alike to be inspired by the past, excited by the present and intrigued by the future of edge. Shown at Edinburgh Palette in 2016, Strands of Time featured three galleries, three points in time, curated by three teams from within the group. Explore our virtual galleries, or grab a cuppa and watch the videos, see the work on display, enjoy the visitors' comments.
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Gallery 1 – the past

Alison King, the first chairperson of edge, had the unenviable task of curating the best examples from some of our previous exhibitions for Gallery 1 of Strands of Time (exhibited in Edinburgh 2016). She and Rosemary Campbell selected work that

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Gallery 2 – the present

Gallery 2 of Strands of Time aimed to inspire with present work from ‘edge’ members. This room was curated by two of our current members – Jennifer Hamshere and Wilma Graham. They wanted to showcase the range of current diverse

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Gallery 3 – the future

Gallery 3 – edge’s intriguing future, curated by Kim Gunn and Ali Ferguson. This exciting inspirational space highlighted how members are edge-ing their way forward and how the group is open to new work from people interested in joining. We

Strands of Time around the web

A tour of Strands of Time by Neil Campbell.


An article about preparing for the exhibition by Ali Ferguson on TextileArtist.org

Strands of Time installation by Sophia Lindsay Burns.

magazine article

A preview of Strands of Time from the July 2016 issue of Embroidery magazine.

Comments from the Visitors’ Book

Past, present and future – perfection. What a wonderful enriching beautiful exhibition. Thought provoking and very original. I love it!

Almost overwhelming to see so much wonderful textile work together!

An utterly fabulous exhibition! It could easily be taken countrywide. It is both amazing and inspirational.