This Week – 15th to 21st October

Saturday 21st October – Stitch On Saturday come along and stitch all day, there should be cake too!

Exhibitions

Landscapes by Lana until the end of October

Felt Lace – 4th to 28th October – see personal view

May Morris – Art and Life – 7th October to January 2018

James Fox at Buck County Museum – 21st September to 21st October, limited days only. Combine this with a visit to The Beautiful Stitch  to 28th October, see my review

Points of Juncture – July until 22nd October – Artist Interview

Made at Art Van Go – to 29th October

Play Days – until 29th October

Creatures and Creations – until October 29th

Fields, Fabric & French Knots  to 29th October

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize – to 5th February 2018

Balenciaga to February 2018

Sampled Lives – to April 2018

 

Workshops

Jenny Leslie is holding an Indigo dyeing workshop at Open Door on 3rd November.

Aylesbury Vale EG also have some interesting workshops this autumn.

Connie Flynn has some felting workshops in October and November at Parndon Mill

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Aylesbury Vale EG October meeting

A note from Aylesbury Vale EG, in case you are not coming to SOS this Saturday: 

Just a reminder about this Saturday’s meeting (21st October), when Lisa Leigh will be talking about, and showing us her impressive “Eco Alkhemy” work made mainly from recycled materials. Many of us saw her work in the EG Guild “Page 17” exhibition at the Knitting and Stitching show last week, and were impressed with what we saw.

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Lisa Leigh – Tyrell Rose, detail from Lisa’s website

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Indigo Dyeing with Jenny Leslie

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Landscapes by Lana Young – October Exhibition

My apologies to Lana for not posting this earlier – I drafted it then forgot to post as I was hoping Lana might send me some pics

Landscapes by Lana Young

Mixed-media & stitched landscapes on exhibition until the end of October :

The Art Wall at Radlett Reform Synagogue, 118 Watling Street, WD7 7AA

(parking behind Budgen’s supermarket)

Phone for opening hours (usually 10-4 Mon-Thursday, except for Jewish holydays) : 01923 856110.

Or contact Lana through herstbranch@gmail.com to arrange to meet her there.

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Felt Lace – a personal view

I popped up to Olney for the Felt Lace exhibition by the regional branch if International Felt Makers – what a delight! I am familiar with this airy little space at the top of the Cowper & Newton Museum and always enjoy exploring at least one other room.

P1010716 Yet again, the main event was well worth the trudge up the quaintly wonky wooden stairs. This small but select exhibition includes work by two of our members, Suzanne D and Catherine H, along with Connie Flynn and Barbara Weeks among others. Many of the pieces  showed how light and delicate felt can be in a skilled maker’s hands.

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Several pieces combined Lace and Felt in ways which highlighted their strength and gentleness. It was difficult to resist the tactile temptation of these lovely pieces which all cried out to be touched, held and stroked – I struggled and held my camera firmly in both hands.

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The Museum does not have a full-time refreshment area but Olney is well supplied. This time we tried a deli across the market place – recently taken over by a pair of young women. All the food is freshly made, often using ingredients brought specially from Italy. The small selection of cakes looked delicious…indeed, the Sicilian style cannoli disappeared far to quickly!

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