02 Textiles

OTT - The 02 Textile Group

In 2002, twelve students who, under the tutelage of Ann Brown, had studied City & Guilds Creative Embroidery, formed OTT (02Textiles) . The aims of the group are to support each other in the personal development of their embroidery and textile art skills, to promote embroidery, and to form an exhibiting group.

In the autumn of 2004, OTT held their first exhibition in the art gallery of the Braintree Town Hall. The exhibition was a great success and was extremely well received by all who attended it.

Since then the group has continued to work on new projects and has been invited to display its work in other local galleries, returning to Braintree for another highly successful exhibition in the Autumn of 2006 and 2008.

In February 2007, OTT was invited to exhibit at the Cottenham "Textiles in Focus" event and displayed work in other locations through 2007 and beyond.

There have been changes to the membership of the group. Norah Stocker left the group as her circumstances had changed, and Janet McKee, who had joined the group soon after it was set up, left the group in late 2006 and runs workshops at Marks Tey. Rita Johnson and Tabatha Mitchel-Simons joined the group after OTT's 2008 exhibition in Braintree, and, in January 2010, Elizabeth Taylor is the most recent member to join. Sadly, Irene Martin passed away in 2011 and Zoe Cox died after a very short illness early in 2015 - they will both be missed greatly by all the Group.

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All through the Night

Ar Hyd Y Nos

at the Welsh Quilt Centre,

the Old Town Hall, High Street,
Lampeter, SA48 7BH

May10 - July 2, 2016

POster for the exhibition

Click on the image above to go to the web page for this exhibition.

02 Textiles latest exhibition "Ar Hyd y Nos (All through the Night) takes its inspiration from small samples of Welsh quilts.
Each member has chosen a piece of quilt and focused on colour, pattern, or quilting techniques as a starting point.
While adhering closely to the night time theme, the group has diversified widely in its interpretation and subject matter.
You will find moon gazing Hares, startled foxes, sleeping tramps, dreaming children, comfort blankets, vintage beds of roses, snuggled bed bugs, hooting owls and floating nighties - everything beneath the moon and the stars.


The Plot Thickens 2016

at the Pond Gallery Snape Maltings

April 15-20, 2016

The Plot Thickens at Snape

A second chance to see 02 Textiles (OTT)'s latest exhibition which was recently on show at Hyde Hall. This exhibition is full of exciting and colourful textile work, with new work replacing those items sold at the original exhibition, and features 02 Textiles usual group project, this time entitled "Sitting on the Fence".

The exhibition includes a shop area selling cards, portfolio pieces, brooches, necklaces and much more.
Some of the artists will also be on hand each day to answer any questions.

See "News" (second menu pick above) for directions to Snape Maltings and the location of the Pond Gallery

The Plot Thickens 2015

at RHS Hyde Hall Gardens

02 Textiles (OTT)'s latest exhibition at Hyde Hall, in the events barn at the RHS gardens at Rettendon near Chelmsford, has now closed. This exhibition was full of exciting and colourful textile work, and features 02 Textiles usual group project, this year entitled "Sitting on the Fence".

The exhibition included a shop area selling cards, portfolio pieces, brooches, necklaces and much more.
Some of the artists were also on hand each day to answer any questions.

The exhibition was free but the usual RHS Entry Fee to the Gardens has to be paid.

Ramster Embroidery & Textile Art Exhibition

The Exhibition took place between the
17th – 30th April 2015
Entry 10.00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please click on the Poster below to go to the exhibition web Page

Ramster 2015 Poster

Once again it offered an exciting exhibition of works created by many of the country’s leading textile artists, to celebrate the art of the stitch.

Several of 02Textiles' members were invited to exhibit here.

Entry to the Exhibition was only £5.50.
A combined ticket to the Exhibition and the Gardens was £11.00

Please click here to visit the Ramster Gardens website.

Craft Arena - Barleylands Craft Village

02 Textiles' exhibition "Catch My Drift"
moved from the Buckenham Galleries in Southwold to Craft Arena in the
Barleylands Craft Village .

Please click on the poster below for more information about the exhibition.

Braintree Museum - Multi media Prize

Congratulations to Eileen Beales for winning the Braintree multi media prize in the Summer Exhibition at the Museum

Southwold April 6th - May 5th 2014

02 Textiles' exhibition "Catch My Drift"
has finished at the Buckenham Galleries in Southwold.

The Preview Party took place on Saturday April 5th. Please click on the poster below for more information about the exhibition.

Southwold Exhibition

Buckenham Galleries is one of East Anglia's leading contemporary art galleries. Situated on the High Street the gallery is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Southwold.

Snape Maltings - July 6th. - 18th.

Poster for OTT's Snape maltings Exhibition July 2013

OTT will be taking their
"Curiouser and curiouser and curiouser"
exhibition to The Workshop at
Snape Maltings nr Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP17 1SR
from the 6th to the 18th July. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See us there!


Ramster Embroidery & Textile Art Exhibition 2013

Members of OTT displayed examples of their work as part of this prestigious bi-annual Embroidery Exhibition in March/April 2013. Exhibition Poster 2013

In its twelthth year, the Ramster Embroidery & Textile Art Exhibition is an exceptionally popular exhibition and one of the largest displays of contemporary embroidery in the country, with usually over 250 pieces of work by leading artists from all over the country, and attracts over 2000 visitors. The exhibits were beautifully hung in the stunning setting of the splendid Jacobean Hall and Great Drawing Room by an expert team from the Embroiderers Guild.

The Knitting and Stitching Show 2012
at London, Dublin and Harrogate

OTT K&S Exhibition

Please click on the image above to access the webpage on our exhibition at the show.

The Knitting and Stitching Shows are the definitive and best exhibitions for lovers of textiles in the UK and Ireland.

OTT was invited to participate in the 2012 Knitting and Stitching Shows at Alexandra Palace, London from 11-14th. October, followed by Dublin at the RDS from 1-4 November and finally at the Harrogate International Centre from 22-25 November. Its exhibition “Curiouser and curiouser ... and curiouser” aimed to amuse, surprise and intrigue the visitor. Inspiration comes mainly from art and literature, with a dip into the surreal. Look inside and
prepare to be enchanted.

All the work displayed at these exhibitions is new and previously unseen (unless you've been snooping round our houses!).