Some of you might like to pop in to Shire Hall in Bodmin next week to have a look at ‘Forty Years On’, a stunning new exhibition by the Cornwall branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild of their work over the last 40 years.
‘Forty Years On’ has been described as a rainbow of delights. What developments there have been over this 40-year period! Gone are the days of decorating useful objects with ready-made threads and designs. Today’s embroiderers can still do that – but so much more. They make their own materials: luxurious background papers of leaves and natural fibres; and pure silk paper and threads, dyed, mixed and twisted to create new textures and colours. In addition to hand stitching they machine, glue, layer and pierce, and use wood, shells, leaves and paint.
Embroidery has become textile art and several members are artists in their own right, bringing new ideas to their work. Like artists everywhere, our members draw constant inspiration from each other and their environment.
The exhibition will be held from Monday 16th June through Friday 27th June (but not on Sunday), from 10am until 5pm. Admission is free and there will also be sales of items and secondhand books.
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