Forge Mill Museum

‘Doing the cheeks’; ‘straightening the crooks’; ‘fanning out’ – apparently there are over 30 different processes involved in making a needle. The tough, dangerous lives of the workers who made the needles was an absolute revelation. There were the ‘pointers’, whose work was really well paid (£4 a week) but led to death from lung… Continue reading Forge Mill Museum

Artists Talk by Jo Naden ‘A Year and A Day’

We are delighted to be hosting our first artist talk by Jo Naden on Friday 26th 7.00pm-9.00pm A Year and A day is the collective name given to a series of five medals, inspired by the C14 poem, ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ as translated by Simon Armitage; a story of challenge, where the… Continue reading Artists Talk by Jo Naden ‘A Year and A Day’

Opening Event – AWE 1 at Artists Workhouse

A new contemporary arts space in the centre of Studley, Warwickshire. After several months of renovations converting our historical building from a needle making factory into an artist studio and exhibition/project space, I am delighted to be able to invite you to our Opening Event: AWE 1 This opening event hosts our inaugural exhibition which showcases… Continue reading Opening Event – AWE 1 at Artists Workhouse

One Day Workshops with Maria Boyle

One-Day Workshops with Maria Boyle Suitable for all levels Exploring the Embellisher and Needle-felting Effects, Sat 19th March, £50 Discover various dry needle-felting techniques with both hand felting needles and needle-felting machines (Embellisher). Using a variety of wonderful soft fibres explore various marks and make tactile samples with various constructive textile effects. Then make a… Continue reading One Day Workshops with Maria Boyle