Tantalising Textiles 2019

The theme for Tantalising Textiles in 2019 is Symmetry.

The definition of symmetry from the Oxford English Dictionary is:
The quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis.
‘this series has a line of symmetry through its centre’
‘a crystal structure with hexagonal symmetry’
Correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing.
‘the overall symmetry makes the poem pleasant to the ear’
Similarity or exact correspondence between different things.
‘the political symmetry between the two debates’
count noun ‘history sometimes exhibits weird symmetries between events’

Physics Mathematics count noun A law or operation where a physical property or process has an equivalence in two or more directions.

Synonyms
regularity, evenness, uniformity, equilibrium, consistency, congruity, conformity, agreement, correspondence, orderliness, equality
balance, proportions, regularity, evenness of form, harmony, harmoniousness, consonance, concord, coordination

Antonyms
asymmetry, irregularity

Ideas
• You could take the theme literally and create something regular, uniform and equal, or go the complete opposite and use asymmetry as a starting point
• You could use colour, shape or form to define the symmetry
• You could base your work on architecture, which usually has an innate symmetry, nature or something from your imagination

As usual, you can take the theme in any direction you wish and use any technique. More details will follow later in the year.