Sunday, 22 June 2014

Poetry in Stitch

I am a member of Malmesbury Embroiderers' Guild. We currently have an exhibition at the John Bowen Gallery in Malmesbury Town Hall with the title Poetry in Stitch. The exhibition opened yesterday and lasts until 11 July.


The group are a talented bunch and, as always, the responses are many and various. However, as the title suggests, all the artists and makers have taken their inspiration from poetry and, in many pieces, words play a significant part in the overall design of the work on show.

 As well as hand and machine stitch, there are examples of tapestry weaving, small 3D work, appliqué, quilting, fusing, and the use of photography to provide imagery in the work.

Anyone living close enough to visit will be most welcome. Members of the group will be present in the gallery stewarding at the weekends and there will be members stitching and happy to talk to visitors at other times on an informal basis.





4 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea - you're obviously a very talented lot in your area!

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    1. Lots of stitchers in Malmesbury - and this lovely little gallery with just the right amount of space. What more could we want?

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  2. Poetry in Stitch....even the title is beautiful. Looks as if it's a lovely exhibit...I do wish I lived closer!

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    1. And I wish you lived closer too, Marny ... it would be great to meet and talk textiles. Meanwhile we have this great medium of communication for sharing are thoughts and our doings. How lucky we are!

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