Friday, 25 June 2010
The following day Linda ran a workshop for us where she showed us the secrets of creating densely stitched machine embroideries. She led us through the techniques firstly using a simple heart-shape which could be made into a brooch and then moving on to create a more complicated design if we felt ready for that. Everyone completed at least one item and everyone was pleased with their results.
Here are pictures of Ellie, Elsa and Linda Towse all concentrating on getting their machines to behave.
For June we were treated to a talk and slideshow by Linda Miller whose work I have admired for a long time. Her style is distinctive and unique. She creates rich, colourful, humorous embroideries. Her work has a naive cheerful quality about it which makes you want to smile. We really appreciated that she travelled all the way from Winchester to Chelford to come and talk to us. She shared her amusing anecdotes with us and gave us an insight into what its like to be a successful textile artist.
See Linda's website
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Everyone went button mad at the Young Embroiderers' workshop in June. Maria Walker ran the workshop in the morning and shared her expertise with the young participants
and everyone managed to make two bracelets in the morning either for themselves or as presents for their lucky mums. In the afternoon Ann Ford showed everyone how to make brooches out of suffolk puffs and of course buttons!!!!!
Here is all the work we produced on the day - styling by the young embroiderers.
The 22nd May saw the Chelford bi-annual exhibition. This year the theme for the members exhibition was 'Rags to Riches' and we saw a wide range of pictures and three dimensional work exploring the creative art of recycling. The winner of the competetion was Ann Ford and she is seen here receiving her prize. As you can see all the work was of a very high standard.
The event was very well attended and there was a wide range of suppliers selling everything the textile artist could wish for. There were also demonstrations and workshops( run by the young embroiderer's).
For the May meeting we were treated to a talk by Marge Quinn, a lady who has made more than the average amount of boxes!!!!!
She brought about 30 boxes for us to admire and we were all very impressed at the amount of work she had put into the making of them. It is obviously a very skilled task.