2 April 2017

developing the Cornwall theme in textiles

we are very pleased to share some more work from our textile group
exploring aspects of Cornwall that are of personal interest to each of us

we have a very diverse and beautiful mix of work coming along
which we will be exhibiting in September

we begin with Margaret's very fine work

Margaret is exploring gardens of Cornwall
in particular Trebah Gardens, near Falmouth, through the seasons

in addition to some lovely sketchbook work
Margaret is working on a gorgeous series of stitched postcards
depicting flowers for each month of the year found at Trebah Gardens

for January she has chosen the winter snowdrop
worked on a beautiful natural background with hand and machine embroidery

and for February soft yellow daffodils and narcissus

March brings primroses and white hellebores
on pale yellow and soft green backgrounds with vintage calendar dates
lace, beading and pretty embroidery stitches
all based on Margaret's drawings and sketchbook work

we look forward to seeing more of Margaret's stitched postcard series
as she develops these over the months

to complement her flower postcards ... Margaret has begun to create
some wonderful hand stitched concertina books with a seasonal theme

each one opens up to reveal hand decorated pages
with Margaret's pretty drawings of springtime flowers and embroidery

it would be lovely if you could come along to our show
and see her books and postcards in person as the photos cannot do justice to their loveliness

in the last post we shared some of Sue's lovely work
with the theme of stained glass and cathedral windows

Sue has continued to develop her series of detailed work
with a new cushion cover exploring piecing techniques
which matches a very large quilt Sue has been making

we are looking forward to seeing her beadwork on the cushion cover

Jo continues to work with texture in response to Cornish geology and landscape

it's always interesting to see texture in textile work close up
the details can only be appreciated on closer inspection

some of Jo's sketchbook work below

and Jo's work (below) recreating strata in a myriad of colours and fabrics

Jo also explores the theme of tin mines on the Cornish landscape
with melted textiles, stitch and beads

Sandy is one of our newest members to the group

we have enjoyed seeing her colourful exquisite embroideries
reminiscent of coral, anemones and underwater rock pools

we do hope that you may be able to attend our exhibition of textile work
which will be on display for a week from 9-16 September 2017

there is nothing better than actually seeing the colours for yourself
feeling the textures and appreciating the details

if you would like to know more about our work and see our sketchbooks
all of the artists will be attending during the week to discuss their work
and there will be lots of textile pieces, cards, jewellery and bags for sale
 we do hope you will find our exhibition of interest
and we very much look forward to meeting you all

we will share more work from the other members quite soon
and thank you for reading