Well, that went quickly – the exhibition items will now be stored until it reappears in Kircudbright in April.

We are now collecting images for the “Quines” exhibition at the Central Library in Edinburgh for International Women’s Day using poems from Gerda Stevenson’s book .  Watch out for exact dates and times.

Selvedge Magazine has the following, talk about Text and Textiles, with Tracy Chavalier (A Single Thread), Nicola Beauman (A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-39) and Clare Hunter (The Threads of Life) if anyone is planning to be in London at the end of February.  Wednesday 26 February 2020, 6-8pm, . The Gradidge Room, The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT

Coming up soon at the V & A, also in London (I’m sorry it’s rather London centric at the moment) on 25th April is Bags: Inside Out.  the show will explore the function, status and craftmanship of bags from the 16th century to today.  Could be interesting, and maybe it will come to Dundee.

Dundee V & A have an exhibition of Robots – perhaps they will take over our daily functions and leave us with more time for textile art.

An upcoming exhibition at the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate, UK, will feature works from the world-famous Gee’s Bend quilters alongside paintings and sculptures by African American artists from Alabama and the surrounding states. According to the gallery, We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South is the first exhibition of its kind in the UK, dedicated to art shaped by the Civil Rights period of the 1950s and 60s.For more information visit turnercontemporary.org

Nearer home the Dovecot presents a landmark exhibition exploring the life and work of May Morris, the youngest daughter of William Morris and one of the most significant artists of the British Arts and Crafts movement.

The exhibition tells the story of May, who at age 23, took charge of the Morris & Co. embroidery department and was responsible for creating some of the company’s most iconic textiles and wallpaper designs. finishes on 14th March.

I have just had a look at Textile Events in Edinburgh and have come up with the following

Monday – 20 JAN Scottish Textiles Showcase
Tron Kirk & Royal Mile Market, 122 High St
Friday  –  24 JAN Monoprinting for Stitch
Artisan Stitch, Studio 6.03A, St Margaret’s House, 151 London Rd
I went to see the exhibition Beneath the Surface at the City Arts Centre (on until 1 March) and discovered they had a workshop on Saturday 25th January  Personal Narrative & Mindful Stitch so I decided to sign up for it.  Only a small workshop – 5 people – and only £30 for the day.  Will let you know how it goes!
I think that’s it for today – have a good weekend, and I will be back soon.
77° Will be coming down tomorrow – last few minutes to see it
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