Ararat Art Gallery is renowned for its support of textile art and there are two great sounding exhibitions on now:
Members were stitching all manner of arty pieces this month at our ‘catch up’ session.
Some lovely felting from last month:
Shirley’s quilt for the ‘Alice in Threadland’ challenge at our upcoming exhibition:
At our exhibition we have a great gift shop. Here are some items our group have been making to sell for the Guild:
Some of our members attended a fun day with the Trolly Dolly’s:
And finally some fantastic etched metal books made by some of our members at a workshop with Jen Crossley
Our October meeting will be “Colouring Cloth”, watch out for the emails.
Great results from the meeting this week with everybody having a go at felting vessels. It is extraordinary how many different forms were made from the one activity.
Excellent tutoring girls!
Shirley brought along her quilt from Ballarat Fibre Arts:
And Pauleen has been making some creatively coloured fabric (while on her winter visit north). These include rubbings and overprinting. Lovely colours Pauleen.
It was a very busy meeting this month as we also played host to the travelling suitcase ‘Amina’ from ATASDA.
September’s meeting will be our bring, stitch and sew month. Don’t forget to bring those ATC’s for our display at our biannual exhibition and any extra items for the gift shop.
Our meeting this month was an “inbetweenie”.
At the beginning of the year the committee decided to try alternating new techniques with “stitch and sew” months and this has worked fabulously.
This month we had members working on a variety of techniques and pieces as well as sharing their discoveries and successes.
We are continuing to collect ATCs for our Biannual exhibition, themed for 2013 as ‘Alice in Threadland’. The back of the ATC is a transfer of a playing card and we have multiple creative interpretations of the theme including the Cheshire Cat:
Colourful hand embroidery on bookcover:
Applying techniques to create a casket:
A colouring technique (ask Jenny about this one):
detail and the whole piece incorporating crazy patchwork:
Experimenting with the marble technique in silk:
Op Shop refashioning:
Another application of patchwork techniques:
What an amazingly creative bunch and how great to see all these items being worked on!!
August is felting month and the leaders, Maureen and Helen had little kits available for purchase last meeting. If you want to join in please let me know and I will let Helen know how many kits are needed ($3 each).
The photo was included at the end of last month’s round up and here is some more inspiration:
See you all August 10th, an email will go round with the items you need to bring in addition to the little kit provided.
Thanks Pauleen & Pauline- a few photos of finished ATCs have arrived in my Inbox.
Keep them coming, I will just add them as an update to this post as they arrive.
This post is looking back to our April & May workshops. We began and continued embellishing ATC cards based on the theme for our biannual exhibition: Alice in Threadland. Details for the exhibition can be found on the Embroiderers Guild website. (Photos to come).
At the May meeting one of our members, Shirley, showed her wonderful memorial book on her Great Uncle based on her research into his life and experiences in WW1. More info is in these articles here and here.
She also attended a workshop on the “Confetti Landscape” process.
After netting and stitching: