Friday 25 October 2013

Frome Embroiderers Guild

On Saturday 12 October I went to Frome and District Embroiderers Guild as I had been asked to give a 'Talk' on the BB's. These Talks are an hour long with plenty of slides and an example of work from every member of the Group. 
I had a bit of a panic the night before as I as lost the lead that connects my laptop to my projector and spent literally all evening searching for it! Having woken in the night making a plan for what we would do instead of a Talk (which I started to look forward to!), I was lucky and found it in time - and we set off for Frome (my partner drove me there and spent a wonderful time in the record shop Raves from the Grave buying vinyl!) Frome is a buzzy place with a monthly Artisan Market and tempting shops for textile lovers on St Catherine's Hill
The Brunel Broderers held an Exhibition called 'Curiouser and Curiouser..' at The Silk Mill Studios in 2011 (for details and plenty of posts, click on Curiouser in the labels section at the bottom of the page) - the Silk Mill Studios were nominated for an English Heritage Angel Award just recently and now have the top 2 floors occupied by artist studios.
The Talk followed interest by the Guild, many of whom came to Curiouser including a lovely visit from their Young Embroiderers Group.
Thank you for a warm and happy time and such enthusiasm for a future BB exhibition somewhere in Frome at some stage.
I can't do any further Talks till next year, but if you are interested do please get in touch with us as another member of the Group has just offered to give Talks about our work.

Sunday 13 October 2013

I have been drawing feathers so I used that as a theme for a printing workshop with Malmesbury Embroiderers Guild. (I am only taking a few local workshops now) We had a great day on the 5th with some lovely work produced on paper and on fabric. Printing seems to inspire confidence and we were busy all day. Thanks to the group for a marvelous shared lunch!

Thursday 3 October 2013

Continuing Research

After the success of our recent exhibition at Bridport, I am continuing to pursue my work on hand stitched folds.  I am trying out a few very small folds over just a couple of threads so that I can understand what impact this has on the surface of the cloth.


Wednesday 2 October 2013

Autumn has arrived with mists and mellow fruitfulness. The hedgerows are laden with berries and interesting seed pods. I can get back to some drawing because there is no exhibition deadline looming. ( sigh of relief and noise of sharpening pencils)