A SHOWCASE of art using textiles goes on display at Helmsley Walled Garden this week.

York Textile Artists are exhibiting in the orchid house in Helmsley Walled Garden, from October 19 to 26, from 10am to 5pm daily.

The group, all artists living and working within a 10-mile radius of York, works together to support each other in creating pieces, but also as a force for change in promoting the value of textile arts.

Working in every kind of stitch, fibre and fabric imaginable, eight of the membership, will be showcasing just what art can be made with textiles. The group are passionate advocates for textile arts and promoting the value of this media to an art establishment that is slowly being converted to the inclusion of textile arts in a fine art setting.

The exhibition will include hyper realism, abstract pattern and surface manipulation, wall art, wearable art and sculpture, as well as prints, cards and calendars. The artists will be available over the course of the exhibition to talk to and, if applicable, book workshops and public speaking events with.

The textile artists exhibiting include Alison Spaven, who uses a mixture of rare breed wools and other fibres to create sculptures and paintings, crafted with a single felting needle, Bridget Bernadette Karn who also uses wool to create pictures inspired by the natural world around her and Angela Anning who creates highly-textured wall and wearable art using wet felting techniques to bond and sculpt natural materials, sometimes overlaid with hand or machine stitching.

The other artists are embroider and quilter Carol Coleman, Fran Brammer who has landscape, the practical structures and also its fictions, at the root of her work, Sarah Jackson who specialises in transforming aged fabrics, papers and precious items into original works of 2D and 3D art, Galina Titova who uses traditional wet felting techniques to create felted pictures which resemble watercolour paintings and unique felted sculptures and Linda Harvey who is drawn to anything corroded and tarnished and immediately sees how it can be turned into a textile art piece.

For more information, go to yorktextileartists.com