Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Exhibiting in Stroud

I spent Monday in the George Room, Stroud, putting up Great Western Embroiderers' exhibition Stitching A Cotswold Art, with members Ruth Hayman and Margaret Griffiths, and with our husbands giving much needed technical assistance. Very, very many thanks to all.

Fifteen members of the group exhibited in all and a small selection of the work can be seen below. From all the photos I took, I've mostly chosen some corners to show you. It's funny how corners seem to show off work so well. Perhaps it's something about gentle shadows or the implied intimacy of pieces facing and interacting with one another. More general views will appear shortly on our group blog here. Attributions are generally from left to right in the photos.


First of all above, there is work by Ruth Hayman (that glorious coat and the large Arboretum panel) and Pat Roberts' Winter Sun. Ruth's coat contains boiled wool from sweaters my husband and I donated to her for the purpose - hence its title of Friendship and Old Jumpers. Then there is some work of mine that you may recognise - the Stone Wall Group and Tree Sections.


Here, there is work by Maggie Harris (the lovely loosely gathered Colour Studies 3 panel and the three black and white pieces To Stitch or Not to Stitch) and Ruth Hayman's vivid Autumn Approaching - and also the Cotswold geology panel I called Beneath our Feet ...


And above is a rich blue corner with work by Debbie Turner (a batik hanging called Willows  and the large Good Luck Quilt), by Margaret Griffiths (her Sun setting on Cricklade Meadow series) and by Pat Roberts (River Bed Fantasy  and Winter Cheer) ...

Last of all below is a general view of a visitor enjoying work by Anita Barratt, Margaret Griffiths, Judy Joiner and Margaret Sadler... May there be many more visitors like her!


If you should wish to visit and are near enough to able to do so, details can be found in the thumb-nail to the right and on the Subscription Rooms website here.

Since the room may occasionally be closed during our exhibition, visitors are advised to contact the Subscription Rooms before planning a special visit.


16 comments:

  1. Beautiful works, all. And your pieces are exemplary!

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    1. Thank you very much, Connie. I'm glad you liked them. It's a lovely venue, this, and very easy to make things look good. The lighting especially is excellent and the staff were most helpful. All round, a great day was had!

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  2. The exhibition looks vibrant and interesting - I love the look of your Beneath our Feet piece. Good luck to all of you with the show.

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    1. Thank you, Olga. I was in Stroud stewarding yesterday and met with lots of interesting visitors. Conversation and thoughts shared is one of the great bonuses of exhibiting and Stroud offers such a textile-aware audience.

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  3. I have exhibited here its a great space, don't think I am going to be able to visit but will if I can.

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    1. It's a popular venue, I'm sure, but a first for us - further away from our usual stamping ground which is exciting. It would be lovely to see you if you can make it, but I know how difficult it can be to fit in all those 'arty' things you'd like to do...

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  4. une belle exposition! un régal!

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    1. Merci, Elfi! - Cette fois, nous sommes dans une gallerie très jolie et dans une ville connue pour sa pédagogie de l'art et des textiles - quel plaisir!

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  5. The exhibition looks very tempting but I fear a bit too far at this time of the year.

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    1. I see so much on people's blogs that I wish I could get to ...

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  6. Congratulations on this lovely exhibition, such variety.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. When is your next one?

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  7. Good to catch up with you I hope the exhibition is a big success.

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    1. Thank you for catching up again- iVe been a rather scatty blogger of late and haven't been surfing with my usual frequency - this exhibition has been the main reason! So far so good with lots of visitors.

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  8. Oh I do wish I lived closer. Looks like a wonderful and inspiring exhibit!

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    1. I wish you did too, Marny! Ther would be so much to exchange, I feel sure.

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