Monday, 29 September 2014

Presenting our 'STITCHED ART' Exhibition...

Our challenges were set by each of us putting a selection of words into a tin, every month a new challenge was chosen.

After the Rain

Architectural Structures

Close-Up

Decay

Doorways

Dreams

Favourite Book

Heartlands

Monochrome

Revival

Seeds

Skins/Coverings

Texture

 We also had two outings and used them as our challenges...

Trebah Gardens

Truro Museum

Hope you enjoyed seeing our exhibition pieces. If you would like to leave a comment, we'd love to know what you think.

Bye for now
Sue


Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Show is Over...

...but by the response we received I don't think it will be forgotten very quickly. I'm overwhelmed that we had over 500 visitors, considering Heartlands doesn't have any passing trade it's warming to know that number came to see us, from patchworkers to embroiderers to artists travelling from far and wide.

Our visitors book is full of wonderful comments such as inspiring, a high standard of work and the innovative execution of each challenge. Thanks to everyone that came and for the donations to our sewing machine charity.

Please pop back soon when we'll have photos of the exhibition to share.

Sue

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Exhibition love....

Well, it's been a while since I have posted as a Maid (moving out of the area can do that).  But it has been fantastic to see all out work up at our exhibition this week.

What's even better, is hearing and seeing how other people have responded to our work.... And that's exactly what this post is about.  Stephanie over at CraftsandThreads has written a lovely post all about our exhibition, check it out here...

I hope you have all enjoyed the exhibition too, we'd love to know what you think so why not let us know with a comment!?!

- Rebecca 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Day Two

Dear Reader
I took some photographs of  some of the lovely people who came to our exhibition today and would like to share them with you.
Kim and Christine

Sylvia and Sigrid

Lillian and Barbara

If you can make it, do go to see the work 'in the flesh' we are open all week Monday to Friday 10-4.

Thank you for reading

Margaret

Friday, 19 September 2014

Installation Day...

I know I'm an old softy and I make no apologises for it. After having the initial thoughts with Carolyn two years ago to start a Textile Art group, I found it quite emotional today seeing our first exhibition come to fruition.
A group is only as good as the people in it and we have been fortunate to have been joined by an amazing group of ladies who have done us proud. Each challenge has been explored with vigour to produce varied and interesting pieces to a high standard. Thank you Maids for your support and making Textile Maids a success, I think our exhibition is looking wonderful.

I don't want to spoil it for anyone coming to the exhibition so this is just a small selection, we have about 120 pieces on show, but we'll put more photos up as the week goes on.

'Stitched Art' Exhibition

'Stitched Art' Exhibition

I must mention the two husbands than came to hang our work today, both called Chris, who worked tirelessly all day, thank you so much you have done an excellent job for us.

There will be two Maids stewarding each day, some of us will have our sketch books for you to browse, so if you are planning on visiting please make yourself known and stop for a chat.

Hopefully tomorrow we will be rushed off our feet, so it's an early night tonight.

Thanks for reading, back soon
Sue