'Am amazed at what the creative mind can come up with' !!
This was one of the many lovely comments written in our visitors book at BUXTON MUSEUM and ART GALLERY, in response to our current exhibition, 'Mark in Stitch'. The exhibition is upstairs in the main gallery - there is a stair lift - and there are cards for sale in the shop downstairs.
As textile artists we all have a passion for stitch. This has been the starting point for many of us but as the exhibition shows we have extended our interests, incorporating different media and techniques well beyond the traditions of embroidery. Surfaces are painted and manipulated, photographs worked like fabric, hand made paper stacked and laminated, found objects made precious and who would have believed the domestic printer could print on fabric and beyond the normal A4!! Many, many inspirational ideas, just call in and see!!
The exhibition closes on November 12th but you can meet some of us on
THURSDAY, 27th OCTOBER, 2-4pm when we are having another Meet the Artist Day.
We are all delighted to hear Hilary has recently been honoured with a very special award, Life Membership of the Royal Society of Arts!! Her link with the society came about when she worked for a bursary during her degree course, Contemporary Crafts at MMU. During this time Hilary was able to research Japanese traditions and techniques used in both textiles and metalwork.
Yesterday Hilary gave us a very interesting talk about her work and showed us some of her lovely examples (photography by Elizabeth). With references to hidden thoughts and camouflage, her beautiful tactile pieces show a clever combination of materials and an in depth knowledge of Japanese crafts.
Must add that the exquisite tray cloth under her pieces was worked by Hilary's mother when she was at the Royal School of Needlework.