Textile Group

The Textile Group is made up of service users and staff members, all who share a love of textiles and like to sew.

Textile dolls Textile dolls


The group have been meeting every Thursday 10-12pm for over a year. Together they have created life sized textile sculptures for exhibitions and private commissions.

The group visit national exhibitions of textile art 2-3 times a year.

Members need to have a love of textiles and basic sewing skills.

For more information contact Helen Houston on  0117 9709387/07920 816 844 helenh@milestonestrust.org.uk

See Textile Group Gallery

Recent Projects

Mini Mel

The Textile group's latest project was to make a textile doll in the likeness of former Milestones Trust CEO Mel Akers. Mel retired in November and the group felt a min-Mel would be a perfect leaving present.

The group worked hard to make mini mel as life-like as possible, even making various oufits for different occassions.

And the doll was a success. Mel was delighted when he received Mini-Mel at his retirement party!

Mel with mini Mel