GALLERY: Meet the artists behind Fen Edge Textiles’ exhibition at Wisbech Museum

TEXTILE masterpieces have gone on display at Wisbech Museum - and this weekend offers the chance to meet most of the artists behind the phenomenal work.

Cambridgeshire-based Fen Edge Textiles is holding its only exhibition of the year at the museum until May 19.

Tomorrow most of the group’s 17 members will be at the museum as they look to inspire more people to take up the art.

Ann Cooke, from Chatteris, a member of the group, said: “This is the only chance this year to see our work.

“We are only two weeks into the exhibition but we have already had to print more flyers. The museum staff are also delighted with its success so far and some of the exhibits have sold.

“It is really nice that we have already received so much enthusiasm for our work.”

Fen Edge Textiles was formed in September 2002 and meets eight Saturdays a year at Cottenham Village College. Sessions are run by textile artist and tutor Pauline Verrinder, of Cottenham.

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Textile artists go through a selection process to gain membership. It currently has 17 members, most of whom are from East Anglia, but one member comes from Farnham, Surrey.

The group aims to raise the profile of textile art by sharing and encouraging the personal development of its members’ work.

• Tomorrow’s meet the artists event runs from 11am-3pm. The exhibition, titled ‘Taking Liberties’, is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-4pm and entry is free.

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