Art workshops at Forge Mill

We held two workshops during our exhibition at Forge Mill. An Art and Heritage Interpretation workshop on June 20th and on the 27th an Embossing workshop. The Interpretation workshop was led Jill Impey and began with drawing in the museum collection. Objects were considered along themes of; aesthetics, senses, politics, history and geography.

reviewing the drawing in the museum

This was followed by developing the drawings into designs to be mono printed.developing monoprints from the drawings


The embossing workshop was led Liz and followed a similar format, but began with the a demonstration of the principles of embossing and the use of the press.

liz demonstrates using the printing press


A session of experimenting was followed by design development and some fine embossing resulted.

developing embossing designs  example embossing

At the end of each workshop we reviewed all the work produced.

reviewing the interpretation workshopreviewing the blind embossing

We hope to display some the work as part of an exhibition in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre we are having at the start of August.


Exhibition opens at Forge Mill

Scour: The Hidden Landscape opened at Forge Mill Friday the 10th June and we had a well attended launch event on Saturday 11th.

launch event

The exhibition included two sculptures for the main space.

The Temper Of Angels. Embossed paper
The Temper Of Angels. Embossed paper
Batchley Brook To Beoley Mill. Stainless Steel
Batchley Brook To Beoley Mill. Stainless Steel

Guests also visited the graffiti style needles on the Parkway flyover pillars in Arrow Valley Country Park.

launch visit to parkway needles

Needle images on Parkway Flyover east side of path.
Needle images on Parkway Flyover east side of path.

The exhibition includes videos and smaller sculptures. It is at the museum until the 3rd of July. The museum is open 11 to 4.30pm Mon to Fri and 11 – 4pm Sat and Sun. Forge Mill Needle Museum. B98 8HY

Needle stencils at Parkway



We spent a day spray painting needle images onto concrete pillars of the Parkway and Coventry Highway flyovers in the Arrow Valley. The images were taken from catalogues in the Forge Mill collection and are of 4 different types of needles. We used temporary chalk spray paint and the artwork will be there to coincide with the Scour art exhibition at Forge Mill, on until 3rd July.