Sunday 24 April 2016

EG's Capability Brown Exhibition at Ashridge

Our exhibition at Ashridge has now opened. I wasn't able to go on the hanging day, so  thanks to those members who worked hard to get the exhibition looking good. I felt very lucky to have my Surreal Landscape included on the exhibition poster. 

The exhibition also includes my 'Reeds in the Mist' piece, which has been in a nearly finished state for some time - the power of a deadline!
The fabric was hand dyed and the only stitching is on the reeds. I used wool thread and then lightly embellished it to blend the stitching into the background and to anchor the threads to the fabric, which was important as some of the stitches were pretty long.  
The exhibition is on until February 2017,and Ashridge is a lovely place to visit so do go and see the exhibition if you can. I've seen pictures of some of the other member's work and I can't wait to see them for real. 

On the subject of exhibitions....earlier in the year I submitted one of my Geo Landscapes into RA Summer Exhibition, well you've got to be in it to win it, haven't you? Unfortunately, I didn't get past the first round of selection but I'm sure I'll try again. Let's hope some other textile pieces were more successful.