Margaret Fairhead

Margaret Fairhead RBSA


Lock and Graffiti

 Margaret draws, paints, designs and experiments with a wide range of fabrics and threads to create hangings and framed textiles. Techniques include free machine stitching and manipulation of auto patterns and thread tension to exploit the potential for texture and movement of colour within her work.

Currently she is working on buildings in Birmingham City Centre. This has included the old Curzon Street rail station, viewed from the Cross-City rail line.

Previously she made a particular study of canal views between the National Indoor Arena and Snow Hill – the Farmer’s Bridge Flight section of the Birmingham and Fazeley canal (13 locks).

Another challenge has been depiction of tree reflections in the river.     

Her most recent work has been in connection with the latest Art Circle exhibition theme ‘Inspired by Words’. ‘Moonlight over the Sea’  was inspired by Christina Rosetti’s poem which starts ‘Is the moon tired she looks so pale…’     

Other design sources have included studies of texture, medieval tiles, tiger body patterns, the evening sky, reflections on the surface of water and fruit and flowers.


Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Tangent Textiles
Sutton Stitchers
Lichfield Art Society
Sutton Coldfield Art Society



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