What fills your bookshelf? Fiction or fact? Do you warm to a frothy Barbara Cartland romance, grip your seat with a gritty Grisham thriller or lose yourself in a Philippa Gregory history? Whatever you read, the words form pictures in your head. The Embroiderers’ Guild introduce Page 17 – a specially created exhibition of textile artistry where each piece takes a book as its inspiration. This is an exciting display of work, from a unique group of well-known textile artists, new names and members from around the country. By using techniques as diverse as machine and hand stitching, mixed media and felting (to name a few), they’ve depicted mischievous monkeys, strutting chickens, Pi and electrical circuits, Greek tragedy, Jane Austen and Haiku. Members have created works which span the contemporary, the literal and the symbolic. Follow the thread across the surface, and see cloth and thread bringing to life images hidden amongst words.