Sew far so good for new textile art exhibition

A sample from the new exhibition of Twyne at the Baliffgate museum
A sample from the new exhibition of Twyne at the Baliffgate museum

A new exhibition at Alnwick’s Baliffgate Museum might be largely sew-sew, but it’s anything but so-so.

Named Spirit of Twyne, the show is being billed as diverse and inspirational, showcasing everything from rag-rugging, fine embroidery and quilting to contemporary textile art.

Created by 11 artists all living and working near the Tweed and the Tyne, it is made up of work in a variety of media and styles with a common element of fibre and stitch.

Over the last few years, the artists have collaborated for exhibitions on a variety of themes, including the stately home Wallington, near Cambo, and coast and gardens.

One of the artists, Helen Cowans, said: “The artists have all worked extremely hard to produce an unrivalled exhibition at Bailiffgate, showcasing work inspired by both Wallington and the beautiful county of Northumberland.

“This exhibition is in part a retrospective of some of this work, plus some new work inspired by their surroundings”

It runs at the museum until Sunday, September 27. For further details, go to www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk