It looks like we will have the makings of a really good exhibition or two by the time we can actually meet up and work together again as a group. Some of us (not me!) are finding the time, and the head space, to work with their hands, whether it is with the sewing machine, the needle and embroidery thread, the paint brush or the dye pot. A quick peek at some works in progress this week ….
Fidelma Barton is working on ‘The Past …is impenetrable’. She has dyed the base material using flour paste as a resist to create the background, then painted the window detail in acrylic. She is adding the brambles, leaves and eventually the roof using various types of stitch and appliqued textiles. The piece captures an air of neglect and a hidden history just waiting to be uncovered.
Trish Webb Duffy is working on a number of projects, one of which is a series of 18 small hand dyed and stitched squares. She may make them into little cubes or leave them in a grid formation – we will have to wait and see..
Hannaleena Ahonen’s forte is hand stitching and applique. She is definitely looking on the bright side of our current situation with this colourful and happy piece. Its’ sunshine colours would make anyone smile.
Lastly this is Kathrina Hughes’s lockdown project – based on a photo of her husband’s niece heading off into a field of buttercups. I don’t think it needs any words.
Stay safe everyone.