Stroud is 10 miles away and has a wonderful International Textiles Festival every May.
They have exhibitions, talks and 2 Open Studio weekends!
Last Saturday I was able to get a ticket to a talk by my favourite fabric dyer, Ruth Issett.
Her work is inspirational and so bright!
I have managed to buy all her books over the last few months and I use her book Colour on Cloth whenever I am dyeing fabric. It is full of dye recipes, methods and inspiration!
During her talk she explained some of her processes and her inspiration. She is very passionate about colour and exploring it's uses. I really enjoyed the talk and learning how an experienced textile artist works.
I love being able to explore how other artists work. Midi and I are off the on textile trail together on Sunday. We have a list of artist we want to visit and places to stop off for yummy cake... it is going to be so much fun!!!