Exeter & District Embroiderers' Guild is a branch of the educational charity Embroiderers' Guild, whose remit is to build awareness of stitch and textile art, and to encourage, inspire and promote the achievement of excellence.

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The following message was sent to you from the Bristol Region Details page of the Embroiderers Guild website. From: Terry Donaldson Email: terry-donaldson@hotmail.co.uk

Message: Hi I’m part of InStitches Creative Textiles -a textiles teaching studio in Wokingham. We have Linda Miller coming to teach a workshop (Pictorial Machine Embroidery) in March and wonder whether this might be of interest to your members. All the details are on our website: https://www.institchestextilecourses.co.uk/linda-millernbsp–pictorial-machine-embroidery-workshop.html
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Seasons in Silver &Thread

An exhibition of textile art and jewellery inspired by the seasons at Newark Park by

Rosemary Cochrane, Liz Hewitt, & Louise Watson

Newark Park, Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge. Glos. GL12 7PZ

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/newark-park     Tel: 01453 842644

Open 11am – 5pm

Normal Admission charges apply.  National Trust members free admission

No disabled access to gallery.

Meet the Makers every Sunday.

www.celticstitch.co.uk                          Instagram: stitchliz

louisemaywatson.blogspot.com          Instagram: louisemaywatson

www.rosemarycochrane.co.uk…… Instagram: rosemarycochrane9990

Press release for “Seasons in Silver and Thread”  March 2018

When Louise Watson, Liz Hewitt and Rosemary Cochrane were invited to exhibit together at the National Trust property, Newark Park, Ozleworth near Wotton- under-edge in the Cotswolds, they decided on a theme which would bring together their shared love of the natural world.  With the title “Seasons in Silver and Thread”, these talented makers have created an exhibition that reflects the colours, textures and forms which celebrate each season. Meeting regularly throughout the year to watch and record the changing landscape, they have drawn on the wealth of inspiration found at Newark Park, as well as exploring the year round changes in their own home and holiday environments.

Rosemary Cochrane has used both literal and abstracted interpretations, with a hint of Art Nouveau, to produce her silver necklaces, pendants and earrings.

Using her varied skills in hand stitching, machine embroidery and mixed media, Louise Watson evokes the essence of each season with colour, pattern and texture.

Liz Hewitt’s pieces celebrate the beauty of each season using vintage linens with delicate hand stitch, patched and pieced together. In addition she honours the women of the suffragette movement with pin cushion hearts.

The resulting work of textiles, embroideries and silver jewellery explore all that the shifting seasons have to offer. From their sketches and photographs the individual creative talents of the embroiderer, textile artist and jeweller have created an exciting and intriguing display of work. The National Trust’s theme for 2018, marking the centenary of the first acts of women’s suffrage, is also the inspiration for some of the work in this exhibition.