Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Sew to Speak

Things around here have been rather busy of late. Is it really a month since I last posted anything? Where does the time go?! Well, actually, I know where my evenings and weekends have gone recently... stitching pieces to go in The Wednesday Group's very first exhibition, which is on now until Sunday (25th).

The Wednesday Group are: Kathleen, Anni, Grace, Ann, Judy, Lindsay, Alison, Lois and yours truly.

It's been great fun planning it all over the last six months or so. The exhibition's a culmination of lots of hard work and bucket loads of laughter, discussions, get-togethers and, of course...cake! We even made it into one of our local newspapers on Monday.

Here's a sneaky peek at some of the pieces on show in our exhibition. The first three are some of my pieces...

'She Saw Life as an Adventure'

'Sewing was her Passion'

'She Liked to Keep the Little Things'

There are two rooms bursting with all of the things we've made. This is one of them, with 'Plaster Woman' (as we've come to call her) keeping an eye on things!

Alison always creates thought-provoking pieces. I find this one, all about military losses in recent overseas conflicts, particularly poignant.

For the first nine months of the group's existence, we set ourselves the challenge of creating postcard-sized pieces on particular themes. Here are all of our favourites, put together for all to see for the very first time.

Another group challenge was to create a piece based on vintage pianola rolls that Lois gave us all for Christmas. We've all come up with completely different ideas and it's been really exciting to see everyone's finished creations. This is Anni's. She had a pianola roll featuring a foxtrot to work with!

One of Kathleen's colourful and whimsical creations.

A vintage-inspired piece by Grace, based on an old postcard she found.

Judy's hand-stitching looks like a pen and ink drawing.

Lindsay's pianola roll was called 'Scarf Dance', which was just the ticket for her as she's also a bit of a whizz at belly-dancing!

This has been a mere taster of what's on show and there's oodles more to see! If you're intrigued and want to know more about The Wednesday Group, or our exhibition, pop over to the group's blog here. Oh, and do come and see us at the Weavers Gallery in Ledbury if you're in the area!


The Cloth Shed said...

Good luck with your exhibition in Ledbury. You talented ladies have certainly worked hard to bring it all together.
Love your pictures, especially "She saw life as an Adventure"...such a pretty choice of fabrics.
Julie x

Su said...

That's a wonderful exhibition - I wish I lived nearer. I'm sure everyone who visits it will love it.

Lyn said...

oh my what a great selection of work, I say work it's more like pleasure!
all very talented, well done.
I would love to be part of such a group.

Happy said...

Hello there!
Oh it all looks and sounds wonderful - such beautiful creations :-)
I hope the exhibition went well and that you had lots of visits and jolly comments from the visitors :-)
I'm playing blog catch-up at the moment - having been out in the wilderness over the last couple of months, I'm enjoying an evening of blog hopping.
I hope all is well with you and the Treasure family :-)
Happy days to you,

Purrfect Haven said...

blissful... that is what it feels like to visit your post... am no creative Diva myself (wish) but living vicariously through you... Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xx