Celebrating its half-century the New Embroidery Group display selected exhibited works from the past 50 years. Tracing developments in stitched textiles from the 1960s - 2018.
Reflecting Goldsmiths’ ethos for innovation, the group has always challenged its members to develop their design skills, experiment with stitches and techniques and break away from embroidery’s domestic image. The work on show encompasses hand and machine embroidery, printing, dyeing, felting and digital imaging.
About the NEG: In 1968 the New Embroidery Group was new, conceived as a creative forum for part-time textile students who could no longer attend classes at Goldsmiths. Its first president was the inspirational and energetic Constance Howard (1910–2000), Goldsmiths’ principal lecturer in textile and fashion in the post-war era. She was called ‘the most influential British pioneer in textile design of her generation’. The NEG has held regular exhibitions since its inception including the Knitting & Stitching show.
Exhibition Opening with Liz Ashurst and Glenys Grimwood
Friday 9 November, 2 – 4pm
'A Visual Inheritance' talk by Liz Holliday
Friday 23 November, 2 – 3pm
A simultaneous exhibit, 'Threading Our Way: A Retrospective' the work of Goldsmiths’ textile students specializing in embroidery from the 1968 School of Art Diploma will be taking place:
9 November - 9 December 2018
Monday - Friday 8am to 10pm
The Kingsway Corridor
Richard Hoggart Building
Goldsmiths University of London
Dates & times
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