Fibre 15's exhibition, Conversation, ends Sunday. It's been a very busy month with lots of learning. Here's a peak at some of it.
I've been to openings of exhibitions before, but it's a lot more exciting when you're part of a smaller group of artists. The vernissage was very well attended with roughly 100 people showing up. It was also the opening of a new shop as well as the first event of the year for the Stone School Gallery.
|Journey of many paths at the exhibition|
|Adding the wire on the back of the canvas|
|Soaking in the stiffener|
|Letting it dry|
I also had to add labels. Since creating labels is not something I enjoy doing, I did it as easily as possible. I backed a piece of pale batik with iron-on adhesive and then used a permanent fine marker to write. I also remembered to add in my small fabric label.😊
You'll notice that I wrote a lot more on the Let Them Flourish label in case it was sold (so far, it looks like I get to take it home...I'm very happy about that!)
|The Please let me play label only has my name and ULR to the post.|
At the Gallery
|A lovely corner with art|
|Let Them Flourish on a pedestal|
|The concertina book standing more or less straight 😊|
|Some of my favourite pieces by Elaine Quehl|
Teaching a Meditation Stitching class
|Bilingual poster at the Stone School Gallery|
Since the gallery is run by volunteers, as exhibitors, we had to volunteer some time to sit at the gallery during visiting hours. I chose to be there last Saturday and Sunday since I was teaching on the Monday. This gave me lots of time to work on my meditative stitching samples for the class.
|Sample made of extra flying geese blocks|
|Sample made with the first English Paper Piecing |
that I ever did (a total dud that worked out well for this)
This sampler was created to remember the weekend. It includes a shell and a washer that I found on the beach at my brother's trailer. I haven't finished it since I didn't have all of my thread with me.
|Sampler to remember the weekend.|
During the class
|A lovely blue block from an experience stitcher|
|Great blocks from a student who had never embroidered!|
|Lovely blocks on denim by an experienced stitcher|
|A fun block with lots of stitching by another experience stitcher|
During the class I also did some meditation stitching. Instead of the usual 4" block, I made a bookmark. I hope to make more of these.
|Lots of stitching on the bookmark|
|Making a fun bookmark|
- It took a lot of effort on everyone's part to get this show done and it looked great!
- Creating the art work takes time but getting ready to show it is also very time consuming, and includes many of my not-so-favourite tasks!
- I was so impressed with how the show looked - I really felt like an artist 😊
- Volunteering for 2 days and then teaching a class the next day was a lot! It took me days to recuperate and that's with everything going well.
- While I was volunteering at the show, I'm so glad that I brought a variety of work to keep me busy. I love embroidery but I can't do it for 6 hours at a time. Thank goodness I had some English paper piecing (EPP) - hexies - to play with!
- I'm looking forward to having some fun playtime for the next while. I really need it!