The Kingcombe Group at Ilminster

THE new exhibition at Ilminster arts centre at the Meeting House features work by the Kingcombe Group from West Dorset, on show until 28th June.

The natural beauty and unspoilt rural landscapes of West Dorset are the inspiration for the group of 11 textile artists who meet and stitch at Kingcombe, a study centre and nature reserve managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Their eponymous exhibition at the Arts Centre should attract Somerset’s many keen embroiderers and stitchers, and those from further afield.

The group members are Pat Clayton, Sandra Coleridge, Philippa Day, Sue Fereday, Gail Griffiths, Lynn Horniblow, Jean Hornsey, Mary Housley, Lynda Keaton, Ruby Lever and Doreen Woodrow.

Set amid steep narrow lanes, delightful rivers and countryside, the Kingcombe Centre is a place of inspiration. This exhibition offers visitors a chance to see the different ways in which one magical place – its lanes, hedgerows, woodlands, wildlife and flowers – can nurture and inform the creative imagination.

Pictured: Green Man by Doreen Woodrow.