Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A successful Exhibition

Finally the Embroiderers Guild exhibition is over for another year and to say that I am relieved is an understatement.
It was exhausting but it was worth it.
Here are a few of the things that I had entered and if you are an embroiderer of fine needlecraft then don't look any further if you expect to see something traditional.
Some people think that this isn't embroidery but if you look closer every one of these items has hand embroidery on it somewhere--I love hand embroidery but I don't normally enter any in the exhibition I leave that to others.
I always enter my creative stuff.
Anyway the first picture (sorry about the reflection) is a piece made from painted Tyvek mounted on black Kunin felt and then mounted on hand made silk paper.
It has beads made from Tyvek and commercial ones as well.
This piece has been sold.

Next is a piece of Nuno felt that I made at the second Fiona Wright workshop I attended last year and it had been put away in the cupboard after the workshop and forgotten about.
I decided to hand embroider on it and I mounted it on one of those white box canvas things that artist use.
This one has also been sold.

The next one is a sample that I made at the first Fiona Wright workshop that I did 2 years ago and it was keeping the other one company in the cupboard.
I also mounted this the same way as the other one.
This piece didn't sell.

When I did Dale's Embellisher workshop I made a piece of fabric and I turned it into a book cover and this has been sold as well

And lastly I made 4 Tassels and entered them because they normally sell well at the exhibition and I wasn't let down this time either--all 4 were sold.

Now for the truth--all of the above things that have been sold were sold prior to the exhibition except the tassels
I have sold another 2 of the pieces that I had entered since the exhibition and I thought that I had taken photos of them but I must have deleted them off the camers because I can't find them anywhere.
All in all it was a good exhibition for me.


Fran├žoise said...

They're all beautiful. I love the tyvek piece a lot.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Well done. How satisfying to produce work that others like so much they buy them. The ultimate complement.

Aussie Jo said...

Well done Doreen,they are beautiful. Now you can go out and buy some nice bits and pieces to play with.

Robin Mac said...

Congratulations Doreen, another successful year. I love the book cover, also the tyvek piece - in fact I like them all!! cheers, Robin

Gunnels blog said...

Congratulations Doreen !!! Well done, thanks for sharing!

Dot said...

Hi Doreen

Congratulations on doing so well at the embroidery exhibition! I can understand people wanting to buy your art as it is so beautiful.

The tyvek piece is lovely. And I always love your tassels as you know. I was just looking at the two gorgeous ones you made me last night!

The flowers look really great on these ones - a lovely touch...

Am sure you were pretty tired after the exhibition. Hope you are feeling rested now.

Much love

Dot xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Beautiful work Doreen! I would be hard pressed to manage to pick a favourite out of any of these pieces. I imagine you're glad the show is over and that live can somewhat return to normal.

sharon young said...

Congratulations, Doreen, I'm not at all surprised that you sold all these beautiful pieces, lucky recipients to get the opportunity to buy your work.

Many thanks for your comment on my September PC

downunderdale said...

next activity is to sign your work Miss! I love mine - it is in the kitchen at present so we can enjoy looking at it

Sandy said...

Congratulations on the sales. I'm not surprised that they did.

Maureen said...

Well done Doreen, love all of your pieces.

Micki said...

Love all the pieces. Congrats on the sales!

Homeleightigger said...

Love the purple haze piece Doreen, and of course all the embellished hand worked pieces - hope you didn't sell them 'for a song'! Congrats. anyway.. well deserved rewards.

Julie H said...

Congratulations Doreen, your work is beautiful and you deserve to ahve it sell - whether it is before, during or after the exhibition!