Bruton School for Girls visits shiftWorks

The Bruton School for Girls Art Textiles group recently visited the shiftWorks exhibition at Bruton and thoroughly enjoyed it – their visit kickstarted their own sketchbooks and showed them a new way to develop their ideas.

The following write up appeared in the Buzz at Bruton (school) newsletter…

Textiles Trip

On Monday 19 September the Art Textiles group visited the Bruton Museum to see the shiftWorks exhibition. shiftWorks is a collective of contemporary textile designers, artists and makers whose work is diverse, spanning interiors, art and fashion.

Catwalk of shift dresses

Catwalk of shift dresses

Nine textile designers have taken one shift dress pattern and each created a unique shift dress using their specialist techniques and materials. The dresses, techniques, materials and sketchbooks were so inspiring. Joy Merron, one of the nine designer makers showed us around and explained in further detail what it was like to be a part of this exhibition. She even showed us her samples and sketch book. Liv Wingate, Lower Sixth, said, “I found it amazing to see real watercress growing out of one of the dresses, who would’ve thought that was possible?!”

The living shift dress

The living shift dress

The shiftWorks exhibition continues at Bruton Museum until Saturday 29 October.

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