Saturday, 7 March 2009

Gwen Hedley

I was at an Embroiderer's Guild workshop in Chelmsford today with Gwen Hedley, it was nice to meet her again. Nickie and I met her last summer when we were on an E.G. Summer School at Belstead. It was really nice that she recognised me, seeing how many workshops and talks she has done since then.( Maybe Nickie and I were remembered for being so noisy!) In the picture below, Gwen is having a well deserved cuppa, while discussing a technique with Di.We had to join fabric together by other means, rather than with a needle and thread, such as staples, sticks etc. It was great fun, not sure if or when I would use these techniques but it really makes you think. Gwen was very generous with her knowledge, and kept giving us more ideas than we had time for. (Her new book is due out Aug 2010) We all made samples rather than a resolved piece and we shall take then to our next E.G meeting.

I then went to our E.G. exhibition in the library, (a flying visit as it was nearly closing time) below are the squares we made on member's night in colours to represent the seasons. It was put up on Thursday afternoon by members of our Guild and they have done a really good job, I know it took them a good few hours to hang
Photo's of my two pieces in situ below. I shall be going back to look at the exhibition and take some photo's to post while I am helping at a workshop we are holding there in two weeks time.
Now, I really must start my reports, though I really want to carry on stapling!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Hej Sharne,

This is my first time at your blog and I saw already some interesting posts. I found your blog because I am trying to find out if Gwen Hedley has a blog or a homepage.
Since you have met her, do you know if she has one?

Have a lovely evening.

Elizabeth from Denmark.