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The Textile Fair

Sat 12 November 2022, 10.00amSun 13 November 2022, 5.00pm

The Textile Fair


Come and support local artists and makers with a little Christmas shopping in the splendour of our galleries. Browse a range of stalls from independent textile artists employing embroidery, felt work, printing and other techniques, to produce high quality items which are available to purchase across two days.

All visitors to the Textile Fair, including Members, will need to pre-book their entry online.

Meet the Artist

We are delighted to be joined by Justine Warner: Textiles and Mixed Media Artist.

Justine is a Textile and Mixed Media artist who works from her studio in Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire.

Trained as an Interior Designer and working as a DT and FT teacher in Secondary School for over 30 years she has recently found a passion for working in Textiles based on the local landscapes of mainly Yorkshire and the Howardian Hills. She has focused on this work for around 6 years now and has had success at exhibitions including the Yorkshire Arboretum, Ripon Cathedral, Scampston Hall and the National Trust property Nunnington Hall. She specialises in mainly landscapes and seascapes but has most recently developed her work to include architecture and manmade structures. She has also exhibited at a number of local galleries and open studios.

Although her work is mixed media, her passion lies in working in recycled fabric. Particularly vintage ties for their diverse patterns and beautiful rich colours. She then layers and blends the ties to give them a much more painterly feel to the finished pieces. She also runs workshops and classes on this type of work but also experimental textiles using a range of very unusual materials and techniques. This is part of the work she loves as passing on her skills to others is very important. Classes come in many guises including Zoom, face to face from her own studio and longer workshops in a number of places across the country.

Her more recent adventure includes a trip to Compton Verney where she took part in one of the heats on SkyArts Landscape Artist of the Year. Although not the winner of the heat she was one of the chosen three to be considered and has gone on to work through a range of diverse commissions from interest the programme generated.