Saturday, February 19, 2011


Bit of an error in the last post - I am at the exhibition on Saturday, not Sunday - 10 to 12 if you still want the cuppa!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition

Embroidery Exhibition 25th – 27th February 2011, Stoke Lodge Adult Education Centre, Shirehampton Road, Bristol, BS9 1BN

I have entered  Glimpsing the Storm and some of my collages for this exhibition which should be well worth a visit - there is always a wide variety of work from branch members.  As it is our 30th anniversary (which is the pearl one), the branch is holding a competition for members on the theme of 30 something.  We were given a few pearls and a piece of silk, and had to make a piece no larger than 30 x 30cm which used them.  I racked my brains for ages trying to think of something - 30 stitches, 30 colours, 30 days hath September, 30 pieces of silver...  While I was on a biblical theme I decided to look up psalm 30 and found this lovely line "weeping may tarry for the night , but joy comes with the morning".   So here is my entry, a bright orange, joyful sunrise.

The background is painted silk with kantha style stitching to suggest the heat haze and text printed directly onto silk.  The sun is lots of handstitiching piled up on soluble fabric, it is all sorbello stitch.

I am on tea duty on the Sunday morning, so if you are in the area pop in and say hello, and I'll make you an extra nice cuppa.