Thirty six artists and designer makers who specialise in textiles and contemporary crafts open their studio doors and present artist-led exhibitions in May. You are invited to visit, meet them and enjoy their work.
Weaving through the glorious Stroud Valleys to Nailsworth, Chalford and on to Cirencester, visitors will discover studios in gardens, old redundant Mills, attics, and contemporary spaces as well as artist-led exhibitions where the artists will be there to meet you.
Now In our third year the Select Trail 2013 offers work from textile and contemporary craft makers who live and work in the glorious Stroud Valleys. You are assured of a warm welcome from the makers as they open their doors to their unique and private studios, and the individual artist-led exhibitions.
You will discover artists who are passionate about their work. Meet them and talk to them about their work and the processes that are involved in the creation of the work. It is a wonderful opportunity to buy direct from the maker or commission an original piece for your home or as a gift. In an age of mass production what could be better than to own something that is original and bears the mark of the maker.
A unique brochure featuring original photos by John Ingledew is available free of charge by sending a stamps to the value of £1.50 to the SIT office: Stroud International Textiles, 49 Bisley Road,
Stroud GL5 1HF
This unique and special opportunity to meet the artists, see where they create their work and buy direct or commission new work is not to be missed.
All photos © John Ingledew