'Through their collaborative and interactive process, Studio Seven has become a potent and consistently inventive force in the field of textiles, installation and performance.'
Quote from Stroud International Textiles Festival 2011 Brochure
Studio Seven is a dynamic group of designer /makers working both independently and jointly producing a colourful and lively range of modern accessories for fashion and for home, demonstrating their wide knowledge and experience of “felt, dye, print, cut and sew”.
In 2007 Studio Seven began working in collaboration with dancers, musicians and filmmakers, bringing textiles to audiences in new and surprising contexts. The groundbreaking, Arts Council funded ‘Textiles in Performance’ premiered at the Stroud International Textile Festival. This was followed in 2008 by the equally successful interactive installation ‘Make Do & Mend” also for SIT, which was remounted in January 2010 at the Museum in the Park, Stroud. Further innovative work for the SIT Textile Festivals followed. In May 2010 Studio Seven produced “Cut 2 on Fold” which explored design ideas for costumes with the public in an interactive exhibition. These were developed with dancers and musicians into cameo performances presented at three contrasting sites around Gloucestershire. In 2011 the ‘Remnants’ project invited visitors to look through portholes on the Stroud Valleys Art Space shop front to view 7 distinct art pieces each made independently by the Studio Seven designers from the same ingredients. A retrospective exhibition “Studio Seven Past and Present“ was shown in Cirencester Museum in 2012.
Studio Seven’s work continues with the designers making fashion accessories and décor pieces while running exciting experimental workshops and showing together at major Design Craft shows.