Thursday, 29 April 2010

Exhibition Socialising

This post is going to be mostly about the Highcliffe Exhibition but I have just found out something exciting about the topic of cutters that we've all been discussing lately (mostly because I'm lusting after a computer controlled version). I'm certainly going to look at the robo cutter that Margaret R recommends. Thanks for the link, Mags - looks promising.
It seems that the new Bernina cutter will cut almost anything - not just cutwork, as I was told. Jude, I stand corrected! Best of all I am going to have one to play with for a while. It all sounds really good but it will have to be after Italy now, as I only have next week for all the getting ready (I'm going over early to suss out all the places the class needs to see). This is research, you understand - not an extra bit of holiday.

The exhibition open day was great fun ( I'll be there on 30th May, Imo - if you come we can have a coffee!) Loads of people came. familiar faces and new converts. It is also interesting to talk to the castle's 'normal' visitors. They are often totally fascinated and want to know in detail how the work is made. I hope we inspire some of them to visit their local guild branch.
Here is a general view.
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Plus a view of 'my'bit.
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These are some of my Fossil Tidelines. the display was acidental - the plinth was just so handy.
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Ruby Lever is always good Here is her piece, 'Roses and Gingko'.
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Plus detail.
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Not much work sold off the wall yesterday but lots of samll pieces - bags, books and jewellery went well. Brenda Weeks has a great new style - loved these. 'Mamma Mia' and 'Greek Door' respectively.
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Rosemary Jarvis produces dramatic views of Exmoor - worked using her own special form of felting.
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Here is Maggie Hills with another form of landscape - she has been working in a different way, too - more pics next time.
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Carla Mines - a very interesting piece called '6 Feet Under' - you can see why. Based on laminated pages of EU directives on waste disposal.
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Carolyn Sinclair always produces lots of colours in her digital stitched pieces.
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Lynne Prosser's 'Figues from a Font' shows how the embellisher can be used creatively.
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Finally, this is me taking a photo of Adrienne Woodfine's mirror.

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I've left some out - more tomorrow, plus news of the Sue Rangeley book which is almost certain to be here later today or first thing tomorrow.

4 comments:

magpie said...

Lots of talent. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheryl

Heather said...

What a fantastic exhibition Maggie and thankyou for bringing it to us. Looking forward to seeing more. There is such a variety of styles, techniques and subjects - so inspiring.

MargaretR said...

Lovely work all round especially the Fossil Tidelines work. I think I really could do with a little holiday down your way again before while the exhibiton is still on.

Sue Wild said...

I went to Highcliffe Castle a couple of weeks ago when I stayed in the area and it was a lovely show. I hope you don't mind but I've put a link to this post on my blog, just so that they know what I'm going on about. Nice to see your report on Italy, sounds as though you've had a great time.