EXHIBITIONS AT THE OLD CHAPEL 2013
All exhibitions are open within the dates shown, Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, and the first Saturday of the month 10am – 4pm, unless otherwise stated.
Admission Charge for entry is £4.
(Optional admission to the Country Wife mural is charged separately)
1st – 31st May (Open every Saturday in May)
Captured in Cloth
We are delighted to welcome this exhibition from renowned quilter and embroiderer Kate Dowty from Bridport. The original exhibition was featured at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in 2012, but this display includes more items and work not seen before. In this collection of stitched wallhangings, Kate celebrates locations close to her home where the landscape and the coastline provide daily inspiration. The colour and movement of the sea, the textures of the stunning cliffs of the Jurassic Coast and the patterns created by the patchwork of small fields are all included in the mix.
4th – 25th May (Open every Saturday in May)
Open Studios Event in Newbury
This year the Old Chapel will be featuring a selection of working artists on different days, all displaying their work and demonstrating how things are made. Variety of media including wood and textiles. Free Entry.
5th June - 5 July
Patricia Young Exhibition
An exquisite exhibition of hand sewn pieces from Patricia Young. All done at the Royal School of Needlework, the pieces are accompanied by all the background work and samples involved for each piece, making this a fascinating display of design and development to beautiful finished work.
10th July - 3rd August
Girls Will Be Girls
Girls will be Girls is a wonderful celebration of all those beautiful dresses girls really should wear. Smocked, embroidered, tucked, flounced and frilled - this is a collection of dresses by Wendy Hickson of Winchester. These dresses are exquisitely made and include day dresses, play wear and communion clothes. Forget chain stores - come and glory in how things ought to be!
7th August – 5th September
The exhibition of our great 2013 competition. Turn a ‘caterpillar’ item into a beautiful ‘butterfly’ item and we will exhibit them all at The Old Chapel. In the Autumn the winners and selected other entries will go on tour around the country. See details on our ‘Metamorphosis’ competition page.
Saturday 7th September
Doughty’s Fabric Sale Day
After last year’s very successful sale day here, Doughty’s are bringing their ever popular roadshow to The Old Chapel again in 2013. Loads of patchwork fabric to drool over plus tea and cakes – What could be better?!
The Quaker Tapestry – More details to follow
16th – 31st October (includes Saturday 19th & 20th October)
Tangent Textiles Group Exhibition
19th October - 31st October (includes Saturday 19th & 20th October)
Kennet Valley Spinners, Dyers and Weaver Exhibition
Saturday 2nd November
Craft Fair at The Old Chapel
3rd great year. Lots of lovely craftspeople and their wares.
6th November – 7th December
Totally Technical Textiles
Hazel Earl presents an exhibition of work using metal thread and lights woven and stitched as part of fabric to create soft, seamless, and cableless works of art which shimmer and glow. Workshops available in November as you will be sure to want to have a go at this beautiful way of giving life to textiles.
The Old Chapel closes at 4pm on Saturday 7th December 2013 and re-opens on 1st February 2014.