Thursday, 26 February 2015

BB History

Linda found these old friends in the archives and after a little tlc, in the form of wood glue, they are ready and working again. I thought with 2 new members and with our 25th anniversary this year I would post a little BB history every now and then.
The group was formed in the autumn of 1990 by 9 students who had completed Part 2 of City and Guilds Embroidery at Brunel College with tutor, Mary Youles. They wanted to discuss and evaluate their work and hold regular workshops, developing their work within a supportive and friendly environment. Their first exhibition was in Chepstow in 1991 with A level students from Stroud College and ceramic students from Cardiff College. It was a steep learning curve with so much to organize. (more to follow. Alison and Carolyn, founder members may remember this exhibition, it was before I joined))