Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Snowflakes, moths and marriage...

Here we are with a few snaps from our November meeting. We're working our way through 'Fragility'with some very interesting results, from a birds nest to snowflakes, the coast, moths and marriage...

Debbie

Sue

Liz

Diana

Jane

Chris

Rosemary
Jenni


Below are a couple of work in progress snaps from our 'Undulating' theme...


Margaret

Chris


Our next meeting isn't until January, so to keep us on track we've chosen our next theme in advance, which is, 'Containment' ...(that's something for the old grey matter to ponder on, perhaps after a little Christmas sherry).


On behalf of all the Textile Maids, thanks for sticking with us throughout the year, we're really looking forward to an exciting exhibition year. 

We wish you all a happy festive season and a very happy 2018.

Bye for now
Sue

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Exhibition Dates 2018...

We have an exciting exhibition calendar next year, spreading ourselves further a field. We hope you'll be able to visit one of these venues.


April 6th - 8th 

Cornwall.Collected. 

Spring Quilt Festival. Exeter



September 3rd - 8th 

chainREACTION  

The Poly, Falmouth. Cornwall



October 9th - 16th 

chainREACTION 

The Castle Gallery, Bude. Cornwall




Monday, 23 October 2017

From 'Undulating' to 'Fragility'...

Here are a few snaps from our last meeting, starting with more finished pieces from our theme, 'Undulating' 

Maggie

Rosemary

Margaret

Next, we have a few work in progress snaps to share with you from our current theme, 
'Fragility'...


Maggie

Jenni

Debbie

Jane


Hope you enjoyed those few detailed snaps.
Back soon
Sue

Saturday, 14 October 2017

September catch-up...

Apologises for the delay in posting images from our September meeting. We were thin on the ground due to holidays, but hopefully I'll be able to show more finished work from the next meeting.

Here are a few detail snaps of finished work for 'Undulating'...

Debbie

Sue

Margaret

Jenni

Diana

With 'Undulating' done and dusted, we now move onto our next chosen theme which is 'Fragility'.

Back soon
Sue

Thursday, 21 September 2017

MARGARET

Yesterday was our first meeting since one of our most gentle and generous members, Margaret Garrood, pass away on the 6th September 2017 following a short but bravely fought illness. We are all shocked and saddened at the sudden loss of a good friend. Margaret quietly joined us after our first exhibition in 2014, fitting in so well and willingly sharing her knowledgeable and varied skills. We will all miss her presence and friendship and seeing her wonderful work at our meetings.

Textile Maids

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Picnic Jolly...

As promised from our last post, here are a few snaps of our picnic at the beautiful Lanhydrock House...















A rather eclectic mix of snaps, but who can resist beautiful old doors or the textures in a gnarled tree and because she couldn't make it to our picnic...a holy well especially for Chris.


We have some exciting exhibition news to share with you, which I'll post next time.

Bye for now
Sue

Thursday, 27 July 2017

'Undulating' surfaces...

Here I am once again with a few images from our July meeting. We have now started to work on 'Undulating'...


Jane

sketchbook work - Liz

Sue

samples - Rosemary


hand dyes threads and felt - Debbie

samples - Margaret G

Margaret P
samples - Jenni

You may remember in my last post I showed you a few snaps of Painted Bonaweb, here's one of those pieces that Maggie has worked on to make a restful seascape...

Maggie
It's great to see how an experimental session can be carried forward to create such a lovely pieces.


Warning...look no further if you're watching your weight.

Each month one of the Maids bakes a cake to share at crib time, which are always delicious. But, I wasn't quick enough to capture this naughty creation before it was cut and shared, thank you Jenni, it was a lovely way to send us off for our summer break...




Just noticed, even the meringue has an 'undulating' surface, what larks.


Although we don't meet in August we are going on a picnic jolly to Lanhydrock. It's a late Victorian country house with beautiful gardens and woods own by the National Trust. Fingers crossed for good weather and hopefully I'll have some snaps to share next time.

Bye for now, enjoy your summer.
Sue