Studio 21 Textile Artists

Studio 21 is a group of textile artists who bring together a creative and innovative mix of media and stitched textiles. The aim of the group is to develop and extend innovative techniques and to push the boundaries of traditional expectations in textiles.

Recently Studio 21 was identified as one of the Top 5 UK textile art groups by TextileArtist.com.

The Sewing Machine Project: a contemporary view of the ‘Iron Needlewoman’

The Sewing Machine Project is a well-researched exhibition that explores all aspects of the sewing machine. The group worked on this theme for two years and subjects range from sewing machine mechanics, decoration and operation to personal, cultural, political and social histories. Each member of Studio 21 has produced a comprehensive body of work that reflects their personal interest in this transformational machine.

The exhibition has travelled to Bracknell, Stroud, Alexandra Palace, Dublin and Harrogate. Full details can be seen here.

We have created a booklet detailing the Sewing Machine Project, if you would like to purchase one for £5 please contact us by email.

About Us

The group was formed in 1997 to develop and extend innovative techniques and to challenge and expand on the traditional expectations in textile art and stitch. This continuing evolution is achieved through a structured programme of monthly workshops and critique sessions.

Many members undertake further personal research, studies and courses; others work as teachers, lecturers and are authors of books and magazine articles. Members are regularly represented at textile events throughout the country, and are happy to consider invitations to give talks, workshops and courses.

Studio 21 Artists