ANNE HARTILL

Elizabeth Anne Hartill is showing a retrospective display of 60 creative years as a textile designer. She graduated in theatre design at the Central School of Art and Crafts (now Central St Martin, London University), which gave her a lifelong interest in using scrap material and household objects in a different way from which they were intended. She was one of the earliest recyclers! She has shown her art work on television several times. Her theatrical training had included costume design and she collected a large amount of clothing and accessories from the 18th Century to the 1950s. She was Head Of Crafts for Wolverhampton Adult Education, and a member of the Arts Council in the 1970s. For many years, she led a group of volunteers from the (now) Wrekin Arts Society who restored historic embroideries. She is still producing contemporary artworks and guides a weekly creative group who collaborate to produce large artworks for the Bridgnorth community. Her works to be shown on the Arts Trail includes embroidery, collage, millinery, knitting, crochet and patchwork.