The main focus of the gallery/studio/study centre will be exhibitions featuring shibori/tie-dye, batik, ikat, cyanotype resists and eco resist printing. A strong focus on natural dyes as well as textile artists living/working in Wales will also be made, whilst also bringing international textiles to the locality.
The suite of rooms (which are currently going through a period of renovation turning them from graphic design offices into bespoke exhibition and workshop space) will host full and varied workshop programme plus a reference library, talks, lectures, masterclasses, and sewing for pleasure classes.
I'll be having an open studio all weekend, and will be offering 25% off all purchases. Other confirmed exhibitors / demonstrators and retailers include:
Susan Bowers - Patchwork & Quilting Demonstrations
Susan Briscoe - Sashiko/Quilting Japanese Textiles
Joan Gordon - Couture Dressmaking techniques with the sewing machine.Michelle Griffiths – Tie-Dye/Shibori Demonstrations
Ruth Harries & Lisa Porch of Fibre Art Wales – meet the artist
Felicity J Warnes - Rare, out of print, and second hand textile books. Including books on embroidery, spinning, weaving, dyeing, patchwork, and quilting.
Michelle will also giving tours of the new gallery space and discussing her future plans for exhibitions etc.
Hope to see you there!
Model House Craft & Design Centre, Llantrisant, CF72 8EB
Llantrisant is located between Cardiff and Bridgend – just off Junction 34 of M4.