The 62 Group@60: Essence

The 62 Group of Textile Artists was formed 60 years ago in 1962 and was originally known as the 62 Group of Embroiderers.

It was originally created to act as a support for its members and to promote textile art through exhibition, education, and the exchange of ideas. The 62 Group still aims to innovate and inspire but it has expanded its scope away from only embroidery, to include all forms of the textile discipline.

This exhibition, Essence, explores the diversity, skill, and creativity of textile art within the group in 2022. Members were asked to create work within the size constraints of 30 x 30 x 30cm. Their work conveys what it is that motivates and drives their practice – its ‘essence’. From the intrinsic concept, to processes or materials that are essential to their work this exhibition encapsulates textile art in 2022.


Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace Way,
N22 7AY
Harrogate Convention Centre
King’s Rd,

 Alexandra Palace
6-9 October 2022
Thursday to Saturday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Sunday: 9.30am: 5.00pm

Harrogate Convention Centre
17-20 November