Michael Rikley-Lancaster
Executive Director / Curator
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

mvtmLogoYou won’t want to miss a chance to make a nature-themed piece of fabric art in this exciting workshop led by Canadian born, UK based textile artist, author and tutor Anne Kelly. This not just a chance to learn the textile-collage techniques that Anne uses in her work, but a chance to collaborate on a work in progress.

Anne is co-author of “Connected Cloth” (published by Batsford/Anova 2013). She is currently producing a new collaborative artwork to be exhibited in the summer of 2014, and you can participate! Choose from either flora or fauna, and bring pictures of your favourite plants or animals, scraps of fabric and lace/ribbons. You may also bring a sewing machine and threads for stitching. Your completed work may be photographed and contribute to a larger group piece, all to raise funds for Nature Canada and the RSPB in the UK, the country’s largest nature conservation charity. The workshop will be held at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum on 12 April 2014, from 1 to 4pm. The cost is $45.  Please contact Anne directly at acegkelly@hotmail.com to reserve a place and to arrange payment.