Tuesdays artists

Kay Haskin

Kay is a full time teacher so we are delighted she has been able to continue her association with Zero Nine Textile Artists.  Here is one of her exhibits  which is mixed media fishing nets inspired by a children’s book of aerial photos of the earth seen from above.

Kay H 2

Alison Hulme

Many people already know Alison’s work as she frequently exhibits at textile shows all over the UK.  Her Pinnies have gone all over the world but Alison also extends her unique printing with embroidery to create stunning textile pieces.

Alison 1



Introducing the Zero Nine Artists

Each day we hope to feature two artists and their work:

Today we have work by Caroline Bell and Liz Mullenger

Caroline Bell

Caroline Bell is a textile artist who maintains an ethically and ecologically sound approach to her practice. She works on paper and cloth which she colours and marks with natural substances. These she then works into using often very intensive hand stitching.

Inspiration is often derived from nature and the world around although change, time and the passing of the seasons are also recurrent themes

Caroline was Embroiderers Guild Scholar 2014-5 and her work has been featured in several publications both in the UK and internationally.





Liz Mullenger

My work is very much inspired by our natural world. I often using Ice Dyeing as a technique to create interesting coloured fabric.  I also use Machine embroidery to embellish designs. This year I have used my textile work to express my concerns about the environment and Brexit with *What a load of Rubbish” and “If you can hold your head up high whilst those about you are loosing theirs!”

Thistles and Daisies


Our next exhibition starts next Saturday!

December 2018

We are delighted to announce that one of our members, Janet Steer, has her work selected and displayed in Edinburgh!  See


Well done Janet.


Sir Harold Hillier Gardens: Textile Art Exhibition 2018 9th – 23rd August

We are delighted to announce the opening of our third  exhibition at this venue.  Already it has been hailed and “the best exhibition at Hilliers EVER”, by several visitors!  The number of people we had on the first day was far too many to count, and we are delighted with the reception we received.

It has to be said that the star exhibit is Alison Hulme’s A Touch of Spring  which sold immediately, but continues to attract people into the exhibition.

Alison Spring

For a full display of some of the exhibits go to : Gallery

We hope you will be able to visit the exhibition and see for yourselves the breath and expertise of the many pieces we have enjoyed creating.

In addition to our exhibition there are other attractions at the gardens – Art in the Garden,  Flower Fairies Trail (where each young child is also given a set of wings to wear –  hugely popular ) and of course the  gardens themselves.

Looking forward to our Exhibition starting on 9th August.

Don’t miss our third exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens from 9th – 23rd August.

As usual all nine artists will be exhibiting their works.

Also there will be the group project of Pinbury.  We each made a contribution of a hand made building which assembled, makes the beginnings of a village.  There are an interesting array of beautiful constructions for you all to see.

Village - Louise

One of the cottages

Another group project is an interesting experiment with us each embellishing a retro French napkin.  The results are really surprising.

In addition to our own textile art pieces we each took part in a fun experiment of making a textile piece using the Millennium Border as inspiration.

Herbacious Border

Inspired by the Centenary Border

Textile Art Exhibition 9th – 23rd August

We are on the final stages of preparing for our forthcoming exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum.  We look forward to seeing all our visitors.  This year we have the village of Pinbury to amuse you all, in addition to our exhibits and smaller items for sale.

Do come and say hello!