Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Mayormaking Day

The Guild exhibited lots of beautiful embroidery at Birmingham Council's Mayormaking Day at the Council House.  We had a great stand that really showcased the wide range of work which members do:
Birmingham Embroiders Guild Exhibition 30 May 2011 (1)

Birmingham Embroiders Guild Exhibition 30 May 2011 (6)

Betty brought her canvaswork cushion, which includes a wide variety of different stitches, to good effect:


Birmingham Embroiders Guild Exhibition 30 May 2011 (2) - The Blues by Betty Rorke (Canvaswork)

This gorgeous machine embroidered picture by Margaret Richards shows the painterly effects that can be achieved:


Birmingham Embroiders Guild Exhibition 30 May 2011 (3) - Copper Beech Trees by Margaret Richards (Machine Embroidery)


Viv Wilson embroidered this wonderful picture, called "When King Kong Came To Brum":


Birmingham Embroiders Guild Exhibition 30 May 2011 (8) by Viv Wilson


Janet Molloy brought some great blackwork, including this chessboard and pint of Guinness:


Birmingham Embroiders Guild Exhibition 30 May 2011 (4) - Chessboard by Janet Molloy (Blackwork)

Birmingham Embroiders Guild Exhibition 30 May 2011 (30) - Glass of Guinness by Janet Molloy (Blackwork)

This bright and colourful picture, entitled 'Sea Flowers', was stitched by Janet Lee, and features applique and beading:
Birmingham Embroiders Guild Exhibition 30 May 2011 (31) Sea Flowers by Janet Lee (Applique & Beading)
This beautiful casket was stitched by Janet Wright:
Birmingham Embroiders Guild Exhibition 30 May 2011 (28) - Turquioise Casket by Janet Wright (Mixed Techniques)
The Guild also exhibited two Group projects - wall hangings for HMS Dearing & St Martin's Church, and they will be featured in blog posts in the coming days, so stay tuned!