A FRIENDSHIP IN STITCH – EXHIBITION OF WORK BY JOAN FREEMAN AND CLARISSA ROBINSON
29th June to 1st July 2018
A unique exhibition at St Andrew’s Church to celebrate and display Joan Freeman’s meticulous original ecclesiastical designs (some full size) for embroiderers including those at St Andrew’s, York Minster, Beverley Minster, Norwich Cathedral and Trinity College Cambridge. There are also some of the more than forty stunning altar frontals, chasubles and copes designed by Joan and embroidered by Clarissa Robinson which together form a true testament to their close collaboration and long-standing friendship.
admission free. 11 am – 4pm
St Andrew’s Church
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The Old Ways: Repatterned Fri 1st – Sat 30th June
HUE’s latest exhibition at Art Van Go, Knebworth, showcases a cohesive body of work that re-patterns Robert Macfarlane’s words from his bestselling book ‘The Old Ways’.
Each of the nine HUE artist has been inspired to research and respond to Macfarlane’s travels, in a wide variety of textile techniques.
The exhibition speaks strongly of our land, its colours, textures and histories and invites visitors to walk through and look closer at the re-patterned landscapes of HUE’s gallery.
Also it’s the Art Van Go Summer Gathering on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd June and a couple of the memebrs of Hue will be there for the opening of their exhibition.
Norwich EG branch have a second exhibition of work at Felbrigg Hall this summer. read more here……
Our next meeting is on Friday 8th June and features wearable textile artist Deanna Tyson. Her display materials will include kimonos which will require some modelling by volunteers…….. I know some of you just love dressing up so here’s another opportunity to have a go!
On Saturday 9th June we have A Ribbon Embroidery Monogramme with Tanya Haines . There are still a few spaces on this workshop, showcasing a traditional skill which can also be used in contemporary work to provide texture and emphasis.
I am not a traditional style stitcher but am seriously considering making a late booking on this course as it’s always good to have another technique in my stitch toolkit – I might even manage to produce a piece of work to give my mother.
Non-members are always welcome to join us. Contact Sheila P (or use the Contact Us tab in the menu) to enquire about and book spaces.
Exhibitions and Events
Fabricata – Barbican, London, 1st to 27th June
The Old Ways: Repatterned – Art Van Go, 1st to 30th June
World Textile Day – King’s Sutton, OX17 3PG, Saturday 2nd June
A Dozen Stitchers – Letchworth, 30th May to 3rd June
Threads of Time 2 – Mill Green, 27th May to Sunday 24th June
Inspired by Felbrigg – Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, 1st May to 28th June.
A Friendship in Stitch – Bedford, 29th June to 1st July
Animals in Embroidery – Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Cour, 18th April to December. Taster workshops also available
If you hear of events you think should appear here please let me know, send a link or info in a digital format and I will do my best to get it posted.