Thursday, 25 March 2010

Exhibitions & Cotton Reels

I had some exciting new this week, when I found out that one of my embroideries has been selected for the 2010 Open exhibition, at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry
I did enter my larger piece which was not selected but luckily this one above of Abbey Fields, a park near where I live was chosen.

The opening night is on April 1st and the exhibition ends June 13th.

Today I have been at The Sewing For Pleasure Show at the NEC, I had a great time and saw so many people I knew.
Hello to Judy a fellow stitching friend, who has not got a blog yet, but should have one!
If you are going to the show, say hello to Kathy on the Embroiderers Guild magazine stand, who is very kindly displaying my work again.
There was so many inspiring textile works on display, including a display of work from the book, Inspired to Stitch by Diana Springall.
I loved looking at the Oscar winning costumes from the film 'The Duchess' starring Keira Knightly and Ralph Fiennes.

I have many old wooden cotton reels as I can't bare to throw them away.
I know I'm a bit strange but my life revolves around threads, so I have painted my own landscape on one of them, I think I may need to get some smaller brushes!


méri said...

Congratulations Michala!!!
Good luck!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Congratulations on getting a piece of your work accepted in the Open Exhibition. I love the painted cotton reel by the way!
I am going to the NEC on Sunday all being well.

Mermaid's Purse said...

The cotton reel is lovely and congratulations on being selected for exhibit!

AeFondKis said...

Congratulations your work is truly beautiful! The cotton reel is a miniature embroidery about to burst from the reel!
Linda x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, that's great news and well deserved. I like the cotton reel too.

The Adventurous Art Teacher said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting all your hard work is paying off. The piece is outstanding! I just love it.

Alexandra Mason said...

Thats fantastic news, well done!! xx

Jackie said...

Congratulations well deserved its a lovely piece.

karen said...

brilliant cotton reel! WoW!

A Time to Dance said...

I think its a wonderful idea they look amazing...what a great way to use them up...hope you are well..H
ps do you still want the wool?

acornmoon said...

Congratulations, your Abbey Field piece is wonderful.

Such a clever idea to paint your cotton reel, I can see one of them made entirely out of cloth with a stitched landscape, would not that be nice?

Robin Olsen said...

Congratulations--that piece is a wonderful breath of springtime!

Tammie Lee said...

congratulations on your piece being selected in for the show. That central tree has a wonderful feeling of being alive!

Illusio said...

Congratulations, and what an utterly beatutiful piece of work. I am in awe. Well done.


sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

I'm not surprised that this lovely piece was chosen! Well done! Best wishes, Lesley