The 62 Group exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Yorkshire included my work ‘Pad Stitch Manipulations’ which explored a stitch commonly used in tailoring, but not usually visible.

Tailored: from the Latin verb to cut and a word associated particularly with suits and suiting.

The specialist stitches themselves, tailor tacking, padding stitches, etc, once isolated from garment construction, become a new language of mark or construction.

This exhibition demonstrates the versatility of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and the great diversity of approaches and individual approaches to textile as an art form. The artists demonstrate great skill in making, alongside a highly attuned sense of the role of their artistic medium in making sense of the world around them.

Isobel Currie, ‘Tailored’ May - July 2023