Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Visited the new exhibition at the Quilt Museum in York today and it is very good with a wide range of interpretations of the meaning of Pearl. It is on until 29 August and running alongside it is 'The Wholecloth Tradition' which has some excellent examples of traditional quilts.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Unfortunately, the speaker for the 11 July meeting has had to cancel, however, Kerry Mosley, a relatively new speaker, has agreed to come along instead. Her work is extremely interesting - she works with knitted wire and then stitches on top over dissolvable fabric to create hangings. She has a website which you might like to visit.
Lynne Porter, a former member of Diverse Threads, led an excellent workshop "Artful Embroidery" on Saturday, 18 April for Nidderdale Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild. Landscape pictures formed the basis of individual designs with water soluble pencils and chiffon being used to paint the picture onto the fabric. Embroidery stitches were then added to create texture and line.