Much of my own work immediately after C&G was based on machine embroidery which is why I was particularly keen to see Sue Rangeley's exhibition, 'Fashioned with Stitch' currently at the Silk Museum, Macclesfield.
Meet the Artist
Demonstrations by Sue Rangeley
'Fashioned with Stitch'
The Macclesfield Silk Museum
June 22nd 2-4pm
a special event within the Sue Rangeley exhibition
Museum entrance charge includes the exhibition
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The exhibition is beautifully curated by Sue, bringing to the attention the importance of drawing prior to any textile work. Without necessarily aiming for the 'perfect image' drawing is a time to observe, absorb and record; a personal response. The expressive marks made can then be interpreted with stitch.
Sue Rangeley is a very accomplished, botanical watercolourist and the information she gathers through careful observation is translated in her sensitive textile designs and colour palette. A simple buttercup is never 'just yellow'! Spools of Madeira threads hint at the number of colours she must use to achieve her rich surfaces.
Drawing sessions are important to us as a group and over the summer months we have plans to visit FLETCHER MOSS Botanical Gardens in Didsbury, Manchester. No doubt we will be mesmerised by the plants but the aim is to look beyond the obvious, enjoy the process and above all have fun! Jen
'Fashioned with Stitch' runs until 20th July 2013