Wednesday, February 25, 2009

'Little Works of Art'

Recently it was the turn of members of the Blackpool branch of the Embroiderers' Guild to try out their design skills and create their own Little Works of Art under my tutelidge.

We had a great day and the ladies produced some brilliant pieces of work. As you can see!

Quilted Flower Bags

One of Marge's workshops.
We had great fun making quilted flower bags as you can see!       


'eit' 2006

In 2006 the North West Region of the Embroiderer's Guild celebrated the Centenary of the Guild by holding exhibitions in 3 National Trust properties. The North West Region is divided into 3 areas - Area 3 exhibited at Little Morton Hall in Cheshire, Area 2 exhibited at Gawthorpe in Padiham and Area 2 exhibited in pieces at Sizergh Castle.

Blackpool branch is in Area 2 and these are the pieces that were exhibited by the members at Sizergh Castle.

This is a group piece - small cushions inspired by the castle and its gardens worked in a range of different stitches. Each member worked their own preferred technique. The pieces were assembled together and expertly finished off by Marge Quinn.

This piece has since made an outing to the Fashion and Textile show at Harrogate when a selection of pieces from all 3 National Trust exhibitions were on show representing the North West Region.

It has also been exhibited at the Art Studio at the Blackpool Library.

These pieces also exhibited at Gawthorpe were created by individual members.

Marge's Staircase

Kathryn's Dolls

Marian's Vessel

Ann's Gatepost

Silk Painting

        Val's speciality is Silk painting.




Exhibition Pieces

Each year we exhibit our work in the Art Studio during the month of November and members are invited to exhibit with the Art Society at venues in the locality.

Pauline's interpretation in stitch of her daughter's house.



This was exhibited in the Studio.

Shelagh's beautiful stumpwork set and Val's pleated silk pieces were exhibited in Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool

Pleated and space-dyed silk by Val.


Art Society Quilt

This quilt made by members of the branch hangs in the Art Society Studio where our meetings take place and is always on show.



Blackpool Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild

A warm sea-side welcome from all of our members.

In 2006 our branch celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Millennium Project

In 2000 members were invited to produce a piece a piece of work that represented Blackpool.

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The pieces were mounted and bound together in book form. This part of the project was undertaken by Diana Chew, who designed and worked the front cover, along with the mounting of the pieces and the construction of the book. The pages can be removed to display separately if required.