Monthly Archives: September 2015

Our Tenth Anniversary



It may be a cliché but time has flown so quickly that it does not seem possible that it was ten years ago that we arrived at Fareham College to start our City and Guilds course.  Such a lot of water has passed under the bridge since  then. We have all changed – our knowledge and confidence in our ability to create textile art has increased to the extent that we have been able to produce the amazing exhibition that our recent one at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens was.  Two elements have been crucial in this alchemy – primarily  our wonderful Tutor, Terrie Hitchcock, and secondly the dynamics of the members of Zeronine.  Although totally different personalities somehow a brilliant team has emerged and prospered.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary we were delighted that Terrie could join us and we enjoyed an amazing workshop where she baffled us, like she did before, when we were her students.  Sadly not all members were able to attend, but those of us who were able to be there enjoyed a great day when we used a combination of A2 paper, oil pastels, non dominant hands and Brusho paint to create several pieces to inspire future textile works. Here are some of the results


The Exhibition is now finished!

Well – now it is September and our exhibition is now finished. Many Textile Art pieces have gone off to new homes – which for us as artists is very exciting.  Our time at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens  has been the most successful exhibition yet, and judging by the comments in our Guest Book, it was interesting and inspiring for our lovely visitors too.  We are delighted to announce that we have accepted an invitation from Hilliers to hold a further exhibition there in 2017.

We were pleased as a group to have Caroline Bell and Karin Boyes join us as Guest Artists.  Caroline had a particularly successful exhibition with her lovely fabrics  Karin had to make a particularly long journey to the exhibition as she has since moved to the Isle of Skye, where her husband has taken up a post as GP for Skye and the surrounding islands!

It does not seem possible that it was ten years ago that we all turned up at Fareham Sixth Form College to start a City and Guild Textile course.  We were there amongst the trainee hairdressers, beauticians and motor bike mechanics – definitely the mature students.  We have our lovely tutor Terrie Hitchcock to thank for our enduring success since gaining our Diploma’s in 2009.  We are all looking forward to spending a day’s workshop with Terrie to celebrate the tenth anniversary later this month.