The private view of the exhibition last night was excellent.
There is a fabulous selection of work on view ranging from the most exquisite traditional hand stitching to innovative work that pushes the boundaries of embroidery and textile art. In addition the gallery is light and airy and the work well displayed. It is well worth a visit if you are in the Letchworth area.
There were many pieces of work worthy of photographing but I've just picked one or two pieces from people I know well enough to know they won't mind me putting pictures up here.
Sue's stunning hand embroidery.
Margaret's machine embroiderered bouquet
Brenda's fabulous painterley landscape
And a brilliant large work of printed and stitched fabric from Marian
Also it was very exciting for me to see the work from my Young Embroiderers displayed along with that from our older members. Don't their leaf embroideries look fabulous?
I only had one small critisism of the whole exhibition... who on earth decided it was a good idea to hang my piece that had been used for the poster under a window? I didn't even notice where it was for about an hour and several others said they hadn't seen it at all which is hardly surprising since most of us are over 2' 6" tall!
So when Marian suggested that we each have our photo taken with our work... there was only one thing for it really...
It's not the first party where I've ended up on the floor!