Monday, 24 April 2017

City & Guilds exhibition at Balfron

We have had a great weekend at the City & Guilds exhibition at Balfron.  Our tutor Gillian Cooper organised it at the McLintock Hall in the centre of the village.  The room was very well lit, with plenty of space.  Our work was displayed on a zigzag of quilt frames up and down the room.  Despite a slightly later arrival than we had planned (we stopped to pick up a 1950s kitchen table in Perth) and then not spotting the entrance to the hall car park (!), it took less than three hours to get everything set up and looking OK.

My final piece, a boro noren curtain I've called 'Departing Memories', is almost finished.  I need to do a little more hand stitching, a bit more beaching (not so strong as the double spiral), and add the touches of gold stencilling and Brusho pigment speckles.  It will need blocking and the top adjusting so all the panels hang level.

The fabrics include my Dad's old shirts, a pair of linen trousers I had tie dyed a few years ago, and some hand dyed muslin scrims from Images of Egypt.  The old family photos, scanned from prints and 35mm slides, are cyanotype prints.

I got a digital picture frame to show photos of work in progress, inspirations etc.

Papers and fabrics dyed, printed, foiled and stencilled during the course.

More fabrics printed and dyed during the course, below another variation on Japanese Circles and Squares, including breakdown printed and thermofax prints.

On Saturday evening, we had a private view.  As both the Certificate and Diploma students were exhibiting in the same show, there were a lot of people there.  This is Mahri Prince's final project, all naturally dyed.

Sue Selwyn's Japanese art inspired tryptich.

Ellen Griffith's work has a lot of historical inspirations.  Loved the cushion!

Catherine Palmer explored the imagery of Pacific cultures.

Sue and Gillian.  We each had a very nice gift of a Wonderfil thread selection box to take home, plus a certificate (not our C&G one yet).

Sunday was really busy.  I have no idea how many visitors we had, but it felt like well over a hundred.  I managed to get a few more photos in quieter moments, but there weren't many of those.

1 comment:

Lesley said...

I love your piece! It is so inspiring!!