Monday, September 27, 2010

Embroiderers Guild Exhibition 2010

Here are some pictures of the items that were entered into our exhibition.
What I have done is selected a variety of different techniques to give you an idea as to the talented members that we have.
I have made them into three different posts to make it easier to read.
The first item is wool felted waratah pin cushions which were amazing. there were 6 or 7 of these in the exhibition all clustered together and they all sold within the first half an hour.

Next is my little felted pot.
When I was in Melbourne last year Dot showed me one that she had made and embellished and she sent me the instructions on how to make them.
They are knitted by hand and then felted in the washing machine.
I then embellished them with felt flowers and buttons and hand stitching.
I was lucky enough to have someone like it enough to by it.

Here is my hand felted picture that I showed you before and it was also sold--along with both the "Black and white and a little bit of red" pictures as well.

I admire people who can do Hardanger but it is not on my to do list--not creative enough for me.
I hope the Hardanger ladies from the guild don't read this.

Goldwork is another one that I love to look at but I will never do either.

This piece of Machine embroidery is by another one of our talented artists --enlarge it so that you can see all the detail--her work is always in demand.

How gorgeous is this -and don't you just love the way that it is displayed--

Look at the Tatting around this handkerchief-so delicate.

Finally some beading--we have several brilliand beaders in the Guild and this ladies work commands big prices.

That's it-no more.
I do hope that you have enjoyed seeing what these ladies and a gentleman can do.


Aussie Jo said...

Amazing and beautifully diverse Doreen, you are a talented bunch in Canberra. Good to see you survived the hectic weekend.

kiwicarole said...

Thanks Doreen, I really enjoyed looking at all that work. There are some very clever people in your guild, AND I can't believe a man made those 2 pieces!!! I hope he is passing on his skills. I was completely amazed!!

Joei Rhode Island said...

What a great selection of work. I do like the quiet scene you did. Putting your embroidery skills onto felt. Don't they just sing together.

Sandy said...

I wish I could have seen the show. It's wonderful-talented people.

Heather said...

What an amazing variety of skills in your group Doreen. Love your felted landscape and little pot - congrats on selling them.

Janet said...

No wonder you're so productive! How nice to be surrounded by such a vast array of talented people. Every piece you've shown is beautiful. I especially like the pincushions in this post, the blue bag, and the mixed media piece.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How I wish I could just click my heels together and come to that show!! If this is any indication of the talent in your group, the show must be absolutely spectacular.

maggi said...

What stunning work Doreen. Thank you for showing so much of it on your blog, especially for those of us who are too far away to visit.

Penny said...

What wonderful work, you have so many talented members. I love your felted pot.I need to get my washing machine fixed, it only washes in cold water!

sheilasanderson said...

Lovely variety of work, it is great to see what others are doing on the other side of the world

Val said...

Hope you are recovering well Doreen - it all looks so very worthwhile making all that effort. Absolutely fantastic talent - thanks for sharing such diversity with us!

Maureen said...

such beautiful work Doreen, so many talented people!!!