Geological Inspirations in Textile Art - an Exhibition at Bewdley Museum 2012

An Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark Inspired Project

e Dynamic Earth presented in textile, together with a textile map of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark.

Techniques used: Free Machine Embroidery, Fabric Painting, Embroidery, Fusing and Embellishing.

The exhibition ran from 8th September – 31st  October 2012

Severn Gallery, Bewdley Museum 

Geological Inspirations in Textile Art Exhibition Image Gallery

GEORGIA JACOBS – Career background in brief

Georgia was a Further Education lecturer in Geography and Geology, then a Senior Lecturer and Guidance Manager for Student Services, for a total of 19 years at Halesowen College – from 1983 until 2002. For the first 8 years of her career she taught Geography and Geology to ‘A’ level in secondary school 6th forms. Now retired, Georgia still has a keen interest in these subjects. She is a member and registered speaker on Recreational Geology and Textile Art for the Worcestershire Federation of Womens’ Institutes  and  also belongs to The Earth Heritage Trust as a volunteer.

Professional Qualifications:

Cert.Ed., B.Ed (Hons), B.A, M.Ed.

City & Guilds Levels 2 & 3 Certificates and a Level 3 Diploma in Machine Embroidery, and also a Level 2 Certificate in Silk Painting which she has achieved as an adult part-time student at Inkberrow Design Centre. Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Textile Decoration.

Georgia now belongs to a group of past students of the design centre, called Textile Strata, which meets monthly at Hopwood near Redditch for exchanging ideas and textile techniques. Georgia exhibits her textile art at local craft shows and W.I.s, with the aim of promoting public awareness and understanding of Geology and to show how the subject can be used as a source of inspiration for artists working in textiles and mixed media.