Friday, 18 September 2009

Henry Foyle and our Exhib.

I managed today to find time to whizz up to Redditch to get to the Needle Museum to see the Henry Foyle awards, I had suggested to Sharon that she took part and she was excepted and made this superb hat below, so much work in it and so well thought out.The theme was " Freedom" and Sharon was using the hat design to express her own creative freedom,well done Sharon. This all seeing eye is under the flap of the hat.

This is the winning entry the textile artist is doing her MA and had made the piece to fit the spot which it did brilliantly, it is made of fishing lines with words embroidered over.It is the first time I have agreed with the decision of the judges.

Choosing where it was being sited really gave it the edge it looked part of the decor and was an inspiration.

This man was great, painted fabric a la Lynda and Carol.

This one won the workbook award.

And this piece received the award for technical excellence.

I should have posted about our exhib. at Ledbury but first I had the shingles and than 10 days without an internet connection while we were trying to up grade it, so the exhib. is now on as part of H A week or open studios in Hereford week.

This is Pennys work her mainn piece Icarus was exhib. at the FOQ><

Some of her lovely smaller pieces all on the theme of the sea , including a felted bowl.

This is Cheryl`s work she paints onto canvas and then machine stitches over and into the painting they are very colourful and quaint.

These pictures are Pennys,

Sue`s theme was beatles and she did the most glorious stump work and goldwork pictures, click on the photo to enlarge it my favourite is the red beatles they glow.

These are Angie`s two new pieces inspired by her ballon flight and Hunderwasser.Dyed and foiled velvet machine sewn.

Angie`s moving piece inspired by John Masefields poem "I must go down to the sea again"

And lastly my corner all ammonites.I was really pleased with the final piece which is the long framed one,but shock horror it cost £128.00 to frame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


maggi said...

Thanks for sharing the exhibitions. Your corner looks great. Perhaps you should take up picture framing, it is much cheaper to DIY.

sandra wyman said...

Really enjoyed the exhibition and agree with you about the overall winner. Love the ammonites (I'm fascinated by ammonites anyway - lots of visits to Whitby though the only one I ever found was in a pub - given to me by a Swedish geologist we met!) BTW thanks for your comment on my blog.

Heather said...

Nice to 'meet' you Hippopip - I love your book and will try to do it justice. I also loved 'Ammonite Corner' and Angie's automated piece. I had a nice chat with her and very nearly a free mini tutorial. I've seen Sharon's hat on her blog - it's wonderful. As for stitching with/on fishing line, well I'm stunned at the skill shown here. I hate the stuff and can't even tie a knot in it! Do hope you are making a good recovery from shingles. I had it 2 years ago and didn't get the right treatment in time - had to sit it out for 6 months. Not nice. Thanks for sharing all these great photos with us - wonderful exhibitions.

sharon young said...

So glad you were able to visit the Freedom exhibition and thanks for doing such a good job in showing the diversity of the entries.

Your exhibition looks brilliant too, Iove your area with all your workbooks on show, wish I could see them in real life.

Julie said...

Thank you for posting about this exhibition, there is some stunning work here. I hope you're getting over your bout of the shingles.