Gallery of past work

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Work in Bloom in Cheltenham

The work to be seen in The Gardens Gallery in Cheltenham shows the wide variety of approaches and outcomes developed by the members of Brunel Broderers.

Carla Mines is particularly concerned in her work with issues of pollution and the environment. She has chosen to focus on the effects caused by microscopic creatures as they multiply at a furious rate to produce the extaordinary surge of growth that is described as a bloom.

She has used machine stitch on disolvable fabric to describe the skeletons of those tiny creatures that live in their billions in water across the world. Shown below is a small length of her piece, ready to be dissolved.

Liz Harding has developed work using striking colour to explore growth in gardens and has looked at flowers from unusual persopectives.

Carolyn Sibbald's small folded books and structures incorporating delicate stitch provide a
fascinating miniaturised perspective. These pieces are no more than 3 inches tall.

Linda has revisited her favourite haunt of Marrekesh and based her work on traditional flower motifs found in buildings.

Corinne Renow-Clarke's work looks afresh at plants we bring close to home in a series of small richly coloured turned-edge appliqués.

And I, finally, have pursued further my interest in repeating pattern and form in landscape and the use of photographs to develop imagery, in this case used representationally.

I was struck on a recent trip to the Loire Valley in France by the beautiful garden of Catherine de Medici found at Chenonceau and have developed a small series of pieces from photographs taken in the garden (further explanation to follow in future posts). These explore aspects of the early history of the chateau.

Details of the exhibition can be found in the sidebar of this blog.


  1. Well THAT'S a lovely little piece you've created. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

    1. Thank you very much, Sheila. It was the stitch tryout for a long piece that I’m still working on. It has to be finished by 3rd September. I’m going to be busy!

  2. très belles créations ... surtout l'arbre vert!


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