Gordano Textile Artists: Natural Selection

Gordano Textile Artists, from the Bristol area of the UK, is a group of 13 who have been meeting and exhibiting for 22 years.

They first formed after the founder members had completed a four-year course in City and Guilds Creative Embroidery and wanted to remain together to meet and exhibit their work. They were soon joined by others with similar qualifications and latterly have included a weaver.

From an early tentative exhibition on a windy harbourside, their work is now seen everywhere in galleries in the West Country, and next year in a stately home. They attribute their success largely to the approach they have adopted towards both their individual work and the integrity of the group as a whole.

An artistic contribution