Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Chenonceau Gardens and Bloom

Much work is ongoing to finish my submission for Bloom. Seen here, is part of a piece 1 metre long which develops studies of the planting in the formal gardens of the Chateau at Chenonceau seen during a recent visit to the Loire region of France.

The image was printed onto fine cotton and then cut out and applied to a length of a white damask table cloth before stitching began. It is as yet unfinished and therefore unstretched.

Further details about the thinking behind this piece and others in the series are to be found here and details of  the Bloom exhibition are given in the sidebar of this blog.

Margaret Robbie

Saturday, 17 August 2019


Work for Bloom, our exhibition in the Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham, is almost complete. This is a reminder that the exhibition can be viewed from Wednesday 4th to Tuesday 10th September.

Full details are given below and in the sidebar of this blog.

We will be stewarding throughout the week and look forward to welcoming those of our followers who live close enough to come. 

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Is this a Book?

Is this a book? If so it may be the most surprising you've ever seen!

You can answer the question when you visit Bloom at The Gardens Gallery Cheltenham from 4th to 10 September. 

Full details of the exhibition are given in the sidebar of this blog. 

Carolyn Sibbald

Monday, 5 August 2019

New work for Bloom

Recently finished work for Bloom, our upcoming exhibition in the Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham from 4 to 11 September.

Pot plant - a small turned edge appliqué piece.

Corinne Renow-Clarke

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Mini Garden

 A mini garden of paper flowers ...

... no watering required!

Linda Babb

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Mind Map of Bloom

Some time ago the Brunel Broderers went to look around the Gardens Gallery in Cheltenham for our exhibition in September. Lovely exhibition space but I realised that I couldn't hang my flowers as I wanted them. I decided I would revisit our theme of 'Bloom' and began doodling, daydreaming in my sketchbook. I made a thread mind map. 

Thinking about the words of J. Krishnamurti from ' The Awakening  of Intelligence', " To reach the unconscious you have to have an action which doesn't  directly appeal to the conscious,' I realised that Bloom could be an Ocean bloom. 

Hurrah. I was on my way.

Carla Mines

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Poppies in the garden

These photos of brilliant red poppies were taken in Linda's garden. These, like all, are delicate and striking. Spot the hover fly enjoying the bounty!

It seems there are many more poppies around this year in hedgerows, gardens and fields. They are notable here in Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire. It appears from this link that this feeling may be true.

Linda Babb