Monday, 28 September 2020

Flowers from Linda

Moroccan flower images inspired Linda's work for Ilminster 

Linda Babb

Thought and words


You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.

When you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart, you live in your lips and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered.
For thought is a bird of space that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.
Kahlil Gibran, philosopher and poet
‘The Prophet', 1923

Carla Mines

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Going to Ilminster

 I have some new work for the Ilminster exhibition of "Bloom".

I have had an interest in historical English embroidery for many years. I have been looking at imagery of English medieval gardens and at the way plant forms are used in English embroidery especially from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Two hand stitched pieces on show will be "Curious Trees" based on the out of scale tree shapes found in embroidery and in illustrated pattern books popular with seventeenth century embroiderers.


They are worked on layers of re-used dyed cotton organdie which allows the strong colours to glow.

There are also three pieces made on the same organdie fabric using a combination of hand and machine stitch using images of flower forms found in medieval manuscripts.

Each of these pieces is presented behind two layers of glass in a zinc frame which allows the light to shine through the organdie surface.

Liz Harding

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Bloom in Ilminster

 As was suggested in our last post, Brunel Broderers are showing work further afield this year. We will be exhibiting in Ilminster, Somerset, from Tuesday 13th to Saturday 31st October 2020. The Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting House is a new venue for us and we are very much looking forward to seeing our work in this setting. 

We will be exhibiting with the theme of Bloom. There will be a mixture of new work and some shown in Cheltenham in September 2019 so if you were unable to come to our exhibition last year this will offer a second chance to see a selection of the work shown then. 

**A word of warning: because of the inevitable impact of Covid 19, this gallery is operating curtailed opening hours - 10 am till 2 pm and will only be open from Tuesday to Saturday. The cafĂ© will be open for teas / coffees and a limited selection of sandwiches and cakes during Gallery opening hours. 

Margaret Robbie