Saturday, 30 June 2018

Inspiration from the clever ladies at Embroiderers Guild.

Hello. Beware, this post is picture heavy, so many lovely things to snap away at. I went to the Scunthorpe Branch of the Embroiderers Guild today. They had an exhibition on of all their work. Lots of ideas and inspiration. Some of the members remembered me from previous visits, it was nice to have a natter and talk about arts and crafts.
This exquisite little gem is a different take on painted stones. It's covered in felt which has been embroidered on with beads and fancy stitches, and pulled tight over the stone. The bottom of it has a circle of felt covering up the gathers. Isn't it beautiful.


And another covered stone, just as beautiful.

I'll let you browse, if you want bigger pictures, click on one and you will get a slide show.







A novel idea to decorate men's ties. and arrange onto a wall hanging.


There were lots of pictures, some framed, some on a canvas, and some mounted on a board without a frame.



This was a cover around a large glass vase.


Have a look at this. There were a lot of home made books on a large table. To get started everyone joining in starts with the same size book, they can chose a theme if they like, or put anything they like in their book. Then it gets passed on to the next person on the list who takes it home and adds their work, and brings it back to the next meeting. And so it goes on. Each book should have twelve art pieces at the end of the year.

Some close ups so you can see the clever stitching.







This is a bag that someone has made to carry their book around in. 
I enjoyed my afternoon with the ladies looking at all the beautiful work on display, a good excuse to scoff coffee and cake of course, ha ha.

Don't forget, it's check in day tomorrow for the International Walking Group members. Have you reached your targets? I am a few miles short of the 500 :o(  so I must make more effort next month.

Thanks everyone for continuing to use the 'Name' option when sending your comments. The amount of Anonymous crap coming through is increasing, most of it arriving overnight from far away countries. A lot of them can't string a few words together to make coherent sentences.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodlepip

16 comments:

  1. I would have loved to be there with you , the work is very inspiring. I especially like the covered stones, I can see you having a go at those. lol
    Briony
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    1. I thought of you while I was walking round. Briony would love this.

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  2. Those are fabulous pics - the covered stones are something special .

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    1. Yes, I might have a go at that. A largish roundish stone would be best.

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  3. Truly beautiful work.

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  4. Thank you for sharing! I love needlework! What a lot of work!

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  5. The embroidered stones are gorgeous. I also love the idea of the traveling books.

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  6. What a lot of talented people! My stepmom, who is a quilter, made my sisters and I a cushion each from dad's old ties after he died.

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    1. That's a very good idea. There is a lot of fabric in a tie if you unpick the stitching and open it out.

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  7. What truly stunning work. The ladies of Lincolnshire including you Ilona are very talented.

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  8. I like the 5th and 7th pictures the best, I don't like things that look too 'planned' or formal, these two look more spontanious and 'free'.

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  9. It is spectacular. Lot of creativity.

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  10. Wow the man ties with the bees ...i liked that very much and the red flowers, very nice.

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  11. What beautiful workmanship. I can hand embroider but not any where nearto that standard. I have a couple of my late dad's ties and not sure what to do with them so that wall hanging was nice to see.
    Carolx

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  12. Beautiful craft work!.I liked the stone with the shell and starfish on best of all.I love things that have a seaside theme to them.A place in Leicester called Makers Yard sometimes has days like this,with people selling their work.Last time I went,there was a girl selling selling her crafts and she had made a dress out of mens ties.It was a lovely piece and must have taken a lot of hard work to make it look so good.xx

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  13. I love the idea of the book going around and having a page from all that participate. That would be a great blogging idea. All the workmanship was wonderful to look at. Thanks, hugs, lj

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