Thursday, 11 October 2012

Embroidery Exhibition

You wait for weeks for a blog post and then 2 come along together!  Today I've been down to Art & Stitch in Peterborough to see an exhibition by Peterborough Embroiderers Guild celebrating their 25th birthday.  The exhibition contained a wide variety of work, all of it to a very high standard and very inspiring.  I only had my point and shoot camera with me so my photos area bit fuzzy but I hope they give you an idea of the exhibition.


Er Zullen Altijd Wel Soldaten Zijn (There Will Always be Soldiers) Elaine Harburn.  This moving piece features transferred photos of a family of World War One soldiers embellished with found objects.  I liked the added layer of sheer fabric strips.


Memory Box by Kate Isaacs.  This beautiful box is made of old lace, doillies and fabrics from a scarp box, enhanced wit stitch, all with memories of the past.


This beautiful altered book and the one below is by Lin Oxley.  Fabulous work!



A Warm Glow by Pamela McDonald above started life as a vessel but soon became a lamp.  The following three pieces are also by Pamela and combine to form 'Time Passes'.  You can read about it in more detail on her blog where she also has more images of the exhibition.  Scroll down through a few recent posts so you don't miss anything.  You won't be disappointed.





Above is 'Sylvia's Workbox' also by Pamela McDonald.  I was mesmerised by this beautiful subtly coloured piece.  It is a tribute to a multi-talented friend whose workbox Pamela inherited.  There is so much detail in it you could look at it for hours and not see it all.  It is in a canvas and I think is about 24" square.  What a wonderful way to honour the life of a creative soul.


I think this beautiful altered book above is another by Lin Oxley.  The book is by Catherine Cookson in case you wondered.  All that central detail is pages rolled over on themselves.  The colour is a bit off but hopefully you get the idea.  


Paula Mason made this piece above to celebrate a very busy Summer 2012. 
 

These 24 pieces arose from a Toltec challenge whereby the same pattern could be interpreted in any materials.  There are some lovely interpretations.

If you live in the Peterborough area there is still time to visit the exhibition which finishes on Sunday 14 October.  There is much more to see than the few glimpses I have shown here and there is the added bonus of shopping in Art & Stitch!

11 comments:

Lynn Holland said...

Thanks for showing us these Julie there is some fantastic work. I especially like the altered books.
Lynn x

Gina said...

I'm thinking I might have to make a detour on my way up to Yorkshire tomorrow!

Angela said...

It was great to see you today Julie, I wish I'd had more time to sit and chat to you about your work which was lovely.Glad you enjoyed the exhibition.

Heather said...

What a stunning exhibition. Those altered books are so beautiful and I love 'Sylvia's Workbox'.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Yummy things to see! xox

Clare Wassermann said...

What an eclectic collection!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Julie. Great show--I looked at every piece with the zoom. Thanks for sharing your photos.
best, nadia

pam said...

Julie it was lovely to see you this week and to see your work - they looked even better in the flesh than in photos. Hope you have had a good time at the Hen Party - just read your last blog as well. The photos on that were really good.

Helena said...

lovely things. i agree the 'there will always be soldiers' is very moving.

thank you for you rkind words re scooter. once again tonight I am in so many tears I can barely type.

Linda said...

Wonderful artwork - thank you Julie! I especially liked 'Sylvia's Workbox'.
Mesmerising indeed.... xx

quilthexle said...

Thanks for taking us with you !! Lovely exhibition - lots of details to explore ...