Upcoming Exhibition:

Our new theme is PASSAGE OF TIME


Astley Hall Exhibition Centre; The Farmhouse. Chorley PR7 1NP

October 8th to Oct 31st 2016

Open Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 12 noon to 3.30pm



Previous Exhibitions:

'A Retrospective' at Samlesbury Hall. March 1st to May 31st 2016  
'Sefton Open' at The Atkinson, Southport. 28th Nov. to 19th Dec. 2015  
'Places of Passion' Martin Mere WWT - September 2015  
'Places of Passion' Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk. March 2nd to April 25th 2015  
'Places of Passion'Cedar Farm, Mawdesley, Lancashire in February 2015  
''Woodlands and Wetlands'', Martin Mere WWT - September / October 2014  
"Mawdesley Open Gardens", Mawdesley, Lancashire- June 2014  
"Woodland" at  Astley Hall, Astley Park, Chorley - September/October 2013  
"Mawdesley Open Gardens", Mawdesley, Lancashire- June 2013  

"Inspired" at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Lancashire, BB12 8UA.
One Step On members took part in this exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall, for the second year running. Sue Tyldesley, Gaynor Ackers, and Sandie Maher were asked to donate their pieces to the permenant collection.

Entries for "Inspired" at Gawthorpe Hall's Kay Shuttleworth Collection
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"A Retrospective" at The Farm, Burscough, Lancashire in November and December 2012
The Farm 2012 1 The Farm 2012 2

One Step On's "Tiffany in Stitches" formed part of an exhibition at Haworth Art Gallery, Manchester Road, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 2JS. December 2012 - February 2013.
Haworth Gallery houses a large collection of Tiffany Glass, which was the source for many of the textile pieces shown at this exhibition.

One Step On at Haworth Gallery Display cabinet at Haworth Gallery

Exhibition at Samlesbury Hall 2012

"Tiffany in Stitches" in The Bridge Gallery at Samlesbury Hall in September and October 2012

This exhibition, based in the beautiful and interesting setting of Samlesbury Hall displayed textiles based on Tiffany Glass and also included some retrospective pieces from the Connecting Stitches collection.

Brabins Shop and Gallery

"Tiffany in Stitches" at Brabins Gallery, Chipping, Nr. Longridge in July 2012.

"Tiffany in Stitches" at Creative Stitches and Hobbycraft, Aintree, Liverpool, April 2012


Some kind comments were left in our Visitors' Book:
"Great inspiration for our Art Department"
"Amazing use of colour and texture"
"So beautiful - exquisite work well crafted. Well done"

Aintree 2012

One Day Exhibition at Cedar Farm, Mawdesley, Lancashire in November 2011

Setting up
In action
"Stitched Together"at The Farm Burscough, Lancashire in October and November 2011
The Farm  
The Farm

"Inspired" at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Lancashire, BB12 8UA.
Some One Step On members took part in this exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall, which houses the Kay Shuttleworth Collection. Two members' work were highly commended.

Entries for "Inspired" at Gawthorpe Hall's Kay Shuttleworth Collection
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Pat Bean
Sue Abbott
Anne Stark
Pat Bean - Highly Commended
Sue Abbott - Highly Commended
Betty Morris Gaynor Ackers Monica Selway
"Connecting Stitches" at Creative Stitches and Hobbycraft, Aintree, Liverpool: 20th-22nd May 2011.  
Exhibition at Aintree 2011 Exhibition, Aintree 2011 "Connecting Stitches" at Creative Stitches and Hobbycraft, Aintree, Liverpool: 20th-22nd May 2011. Exhibition, Aintree 2011
This was a display of new work which included our annual group project. This year we each chose shades and tones of a single colour to create a rich variety of wall-hangings, based on connecting calico squares
Six inch squares, calico hangings

"A Stitch in Time": Brabin's Shop and Gallery, Chipping, Lancs, September 2010
Our theme in 2009/2010 was " A Stitch in Time".
Much of our work, and our group project were based on an old embroidered Chinese Panel, depicting
trees, butterflies, chrysanthemums and birds.
We included other work , within the broader theme of " A Stitch in Time".

Brabin's Gallery
Brabin's Gallery
Chinese Bag, AC We used our own designs, based on the Chinese panel, to embellish the front of bags made to a traditional Chinese design for our group project. Chinese bag AS Chinese bag CM
Chinese bag GA Chinese bag KH Chinese bag MS Chinese bag RM
Chinese bag SA Chinese bag SM Chinese bag ST Chinese bag, BM

There were some kind and encouraging notes in our Comments Book:
"What a very high standard of work! The exhibition is wonderful and inspiring"
"Fantasy and imagination come to mind".

Thank you.


"A Stitch in Time ",Creative Stitches and Hobbycraft Aintree 2010
These pictures show an overview of the Exhibition


We had some kind and encouraging feedback from this exhibition in our Comments Book:

"How inspiring! What a wonderful display"
"Exquisite work.A wonderful treat to see this. Thank you"
"So lovely, interpretations are stunning"

Aintree Overview 1
Aintree overview 2 Aintree overview 3
Handbags and Gladrags, Creative Stitches and Hobbycraft Aintree, Liverpool, April 2009
Bag, Christine Maxwell This theme was "Handbags and Gladrags". We all started with a commercially made black or white felt bag to alter and decorate.
bag.Anne Stark
Christine Maxwell
Anne Stark
bag.Renu Modha
bag.Sandie Maher
bag.Sue Abbott
Renu Modha
Sandie Maher
Sue Abbott
bag.Monica Selway
bag.Ann Christy
Monica Selway
Karen Hurrell
Ann Christy
bag.Gaynor Ackers
bag,Marjorie Williams
bag.Betty Morris
Gaynor Ackers
Marjorie Williams
Betty Morris
An overview of the exhibition, to the theme
"Handbags and Gladrags"
Overview of Aintree stand
One Step On at Aintree - centre

The centre of our Handbags and Gladrags exhibition
at Aintree. This shows all our altered bags with
Lesley's 4 seasons wall-hanging in the middle.

The left hand end of the stand
The right hand end of the stand
One Step On at Aintree
One Step On right at Aintree
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, 28th. February - 4th April 2009

Anne's Octopus' s Garden and
Lesley's 4 Seasons wall-hanging and Stole

Chapel Gallery Lesley and Anne
Betty's 3 Embroidered
Scenes from Venice
Chapel Gallery - Betty
2 of the display cases at Chapel Gallery, showing work by Sandie, Monica, Chris, Marjorie, Renu, Karen and
Gaynor with Sue's wall-hanging in the background.
Chapel Gallery 1st case
Chapel Gallery 2nd case

Towneley Hall, Burnley 2007
In the Autumn of 2007 we held a retrospective exhibition in Towneley Hall, a beautiful setting in Burnley.

Exhib wall hanging G
Water, Group project
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