Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Exhibition Pieces

Just over a week ago our local stitching group held an exhibition. We only hold it once every 5 years which gives us time to produce enough work to put on a great display. For anyone who ventured into the hall there was certainly a feast for the eyes. Everything from Hardanger, Pulled work, Drawn work, Ukranian witework, Needlelace, Tatting, Canvas work, Wool embroidery, Smocking, Goldwork, Patchwork quilts & much much more.
There are over 40 members of our little group who meet twice a month and produce some beautiful work.
Below are the pieces that I had on display.

This is one of the first pieces of Drawn thread that I ever did. It now hangs proudly on my dining room wall.
This is a piece of Myreschka that we did in a class. It is a form of Russion Drawn Thread & is worked totally different to the pink piece above.

This is a surface stiched piece of ticking that I turned into a workbag. It was an exercize that my friend R & I worked out for our YTFG group when we were running it. We wanted the children to practice their stitches. Their bags were a bit smaller than this.

This is atissue box cover that was also made in a class. The class was to explore chain stitch, but I managed to squeeze a few more stitches in for effect.

This beautiful lady is a pin cushion. I first saw her in a magazine & just had to make one. So the search began for my china half doll. I needed her first as that would tell me what her skirt would be. Not sure that I will ever use her as a pin cushion, she is too much a lady to stich pins in.

This is a piece of Casalguidi. Another piece worked in a class that I really enjoyed.


Margaret said...

I am impressed. What an amazing variety of work you have done. And your stitching is all so wonderful. My favourite is the bag though - I love all the colours and the way you see mainly the colours at first and then have the surprise of all the different stitches when you look closer.

MargaretR said...

From another Margaret! I visited Sydney in 2000 and spent 2 days of my short holiday at the Embroiderer's Guild Exhibition much to my husband's annoyance :>))
I was astounded at all the wonderful work on display there. I just love that ticking bag you have designed.

NormaH said...

Very, very impressive! Jenny, your work is spectacular! Each piece could easily be a favorite as there is something unique about each one!!!!!!!!!

Nola said...

What beautiful work you do, Jenny! I agree, the china lady is much too classy for pins.

Gufobardo said...

CasalGuidi? it's sound an italian word...and I'm writing from ITaly! so beautiful pieces!!! Stef

Vivian said...

Lovely! It is good to see the needle arts preserved and repeated!