Moroccan flower images inspired Linda's work for 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.
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.