And so, for all that my free time is diminishing for the moment, I still managed last weekend to visit Structure - a contemporary textiles exhibition at Neo:gallery. Yet again, there was plenty to please - the technical skills of a textile artist are a closed book to me, but I can still appreciate the craft and artistry on display. The exhibition shows the work of a group who have called themselves eleven - a name that can be a bit of a hostage to circumstance, of course, just as our own group thirteen show was. It turned out we managed to be fourteen, and in similar fashion, eleven has become, in this show at least, ten. Nothing wrong with a subset, mind you.
There are birds ('Birds in Flight', Susan Sydall, who is also the curator along with Bella May Leonard), there's a rug ('Splash Aran Carpet, Judith Watson), there are jewel-bright grid-like works ('Print stitch cut sew', Sian O'Doherty), a drifty wall hanging ('Zhumba', Amy Smerdon), windows ('Home' series, Jo Smith) and plenty more.