Drumming and Textiles

Last weeks workshops for The Ow Bist Project with The Qube Oswestry were full of colour and energy. On Tuesday the group took inspiration from Autumn leaves and mandalas to create richly colourful pieces of work. Then on Wednesday morning and afternoon, I teamed up with fellow Ow Bist Tutor, Ade Powell, for a day of drumming and textiles. While half of the group filled the room with rhythm and energy, the other half used mark making and resist techniques on lengths of calico to respond to the sounds of the drumming. All in beautiful settings around Oswestry.

For further details on the project please go to http://www.qube-oca.org.uk and look for special projects.

 

And with the end of The Birds of Wales Exhibition at Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey, I said goodbye to this tale and two other pieces as they went off to new homes.

Aderyn Bach Syw

Happy stitching days x

Ow Bist Project with the Qube, Oswestry

I have had another fabulous time running textile workshops for The Ow Bist Project this week. The Project is run by the Qube in Oswestry and gives people in rural areas the opportunity of joining in on a range of creative workshops.

At one of the workshops someone shared their collection of exquisite textiles which included a Shamans robe from China. Inspiration aplenty!

 

 

The project was made possible with a grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

If you would like more information on the project, go to http://www.qube-oca.org.uk and look for Special Projects.

Chelford Embroiderers` Guild

Thank you to members of the Chelford Embroiderers` Guild for the warm welcome at a recent workshop. Some wonderful cups, saucers and bowls were stitched and moulded.

Still time to see this stitched bird and figure at The Qube, Oswestry until the 1st November.

Home sweet home

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The Qube Open

These stitched birds are part of a piece shortlisted for this years Open Competition at the Qube, Oswestry. The exhibition runs from 11th September to 1st November.

The theme Journey is reflected in the piece through the suggested movement of the birds, text and in its transient nature. Most of the birds are not fixed so will go on to be part of their own narratives. There are similarities but each one is an individual.

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For more information email me at … suzettesmart1@btinternet.com

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Exhibition @ The Qube, Oswestry

As a member of the Oswestry & District Embroiderers` Guild, I have these three recent works on show @ The Qube, Oswestry this month as part of our group exhibition. We will also have on display,  pieces from the Guild collection. The exhibition runs from the 7th August to the 8th September.

Pour another cup darling ...

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The Masala Chai inspired embroidery (below) which led to these pieces, can be seen in the current issue of Stitch Magazine. I haven`t just been on a tea trail though, I have a whole aviary of stitched birds to soon go on show too! More info to follow.

Glimpses of India, Madeira Threads Competition

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