Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Stroud Today

This was my first Port of Call on my visit today, the window of the Kendrick Street Gallery. The group of whom I am a member, have their exhibition in the Gallery on the 3rd floor.... well worth climbing the stairs, as not only is the work wonderful, but the views over Stroud are pretty good too.

This is my piece of long work..... called Mekong Delta, When I was a child I flew over the Mekong Delta, and it is an image I have never forgotten, This is made of rust dyed silk and cotton, onion skin dyed fleece, and the fabric was created on the embellisher machine. Walking around Stroud, many of the shop displays have a reference to the Textile Exhibitions, and certainly there were lots of people admiring the textiles and of course shopping. Good to see.

Here are some of the lovely members of Brunel Broderers as well as a good stitching buddy Louise, who also lives locally. I promised to link to their new blog too.. so click here


After a lovely carrot, leek and potato soup for lunch, I visited the Subscription Rooms to see the Cork Textile Artist exhibition. Loved the quilts, thought they were wonderful.

Back to collect the car from the car park, and off to the museum in the Park, here is the view across the entrance.. just loved it.

Just loved the welcome to the Museum railings.

Gave my new camera a good work out.... so what do you think of the photos?

Monday, May 03, 2010

Stroud International Textile Festival 2010

Spent most of Thursday setting up the Losing the Thread exhibition at the Kendrick Street Gallery in Stroud, others did the finishing touches such as the labelling on Friday. So all was ready for Saturday May 1st -- official opening day of the Textile Festival. I shall go a long on different days to steward, would be lovely to see you there.

Do leave me a blog comment if you manage to get along to the Festival at Stroud.