Page Paper Stitch was formed at the beginning of 2010 by three
textile artists; Annwyn Dean, Joan Newall and Elizabeth Shorrock who all share a love of bookmaking.
Each expresses their ideas and methods of working in different
ways, exploring varying formats and styles that are found in the art
Welcome to our Spring 2017 newsletter
Although the weather is grey and cold outside we are all busy designing and completing books for our forthcoming events, once again it will be a busy year for us all.
PagePaperStitch will be at PAGES at The Tetley in Leeds on Saturday March 4th and Sunday 5th 2017 www.leedsartbookfair.com
Annwyn will be at BABE, the Bristol Artists’ Book Event on Saturday April 1st and Sunday April 2nd www.arnolfini.org.uk
Elizabeth is opening her studio as part of the Green Door Open Studios during the week end of April 8th and 9th and is taking part in two Green Door exhibitions at Kendal Museum and Gallery, titled ‘Landmarks’ and Inside Outside. Details from www.greendoor.org.uk
All three of us are taking part in ‘Paper and Print’ at the Bath House Gallery in the RHS Garden at Harlow Carr in Harrogate from March 30th to April 27th www.rhs.org.uk
Annwyn has been selected for Printfest in Ulveston on Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th www.printfest.uk
Over the winter Annwyn has concentrated on developing her printing skills and along with her research into the 17th textile trade with India has led to a body of new book formats incorporating chintz designs.
Joan has at last returned to work after a six month enforced break and says that ithas been surprisingly difficult to get back to producing or even starting anew series of books, but her new studio is inspiring her.She is developing a new body of work which began when someone gave her a chemist's record of drugs and patients from 1927.
Elizabeth has been working towards the new Green Door exhibition "Inside Outside" and has created a series of boxes that fit inside each other, rather like Russian Dolls. Hiding inside the smallest box will be a tiny book for recording secrets. The boxes are covered with a two plate lino-cut print.
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