Stitch Magazine Issue 134

In Stitch Magazine Issue 134, on page 44, you’ll discover a brilliant article by editor Kat McDonnell featuring the winning artworks in the Embroiderers’ Guild Members’ Challenge 2021 – ‘Exquisite Containers’ – including my little Matchbox Challenge piece..

Here’s a sneak peek inside.

Stitch Magazine Issue 134
Matchbox Challenge
Exquisite containers article in stitch magazine
Exquisite Containers Article

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Stitch Magazine Issue 134
Stitch Magazine Issue 134

When this embroidery was completed in early 2021, Lockdown was in place, and the Guild had put any thoughts of exhibiting the artworks on the back burner. Since then, the collection of ‘Exquisite Container’ artworks has been on public display at the London and Harrogate, Knitting and Stitching Shows.

Fronteer Open 2021

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Moors of Home’ has been selected by the Fronteer Gallery for the ‘Fronteer Open 2021’.

Fronteer Open 2021 Exhibition  poster
Fronteer Open 2021 Exhibition poster

Earlier this year the piece was also jury selected for the ‘In the Open’ Exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum.

Moors of Home| Hand Embroidered Textile Art |21 x 27 cm
Moors of Home| Hand Embroidered Textile Art |21 x 27 cm

“Fronteer’s founders Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Mossbeck have been collaborating on exhibitions, events and open calls since 2014. They aim to provide an inclusive and supportive exhibition platform for all artists, and they also aim to establish regular events and workshops. The Fronteer Open in an annual art prize and exhibition for UK based artists. The open call has no theme and artists can submit work on any subject they like. There is a prize for Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice, bothof which consist of £100 cash and a one year Artist Membership on the Curatorspace website. The exhibition will run for two weeks in December 2021, at Yorkshire Artspace’s Exchange Place Studio, Sheffield. The exhibition will run from 3rd – 11th December, open 4 days a week. ” Fronteer Gallery.

Gallery opening times are: Wednesdays-Saturday 10-3; Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, Sheffield S2 5TR.

Please confirm opening times with the gallery.

One Red Thread 2021

The final stitch

I’m pleased to announce that Resilience will be exhibiting in the One Red Thread 2021 Exhibition in Australia. The exhibition takes place at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum & Gallery in New South Wales, 4th December 2021 – 13th February 2022.

One Red Thread 2021 exhibition poster featuring textile images and dates for the Australian exhibtiion venue - Jervis Bay maritime Museum in new south wales
One Red Thread 2021 Exhibition Poster

The piece shows a Lancastrian weaving shuttle in a Cotton Weavers hand. 

Size 24 x 24 cm. Central panel 21 x 21 cm, hand embroidered and hand stitched with vintage Sylko thread. Hand and Shuttle: Eco-leaf printed vintage Lancashire cotton cloth. Vintage Sylko thread. Outer border:  Linen, surface designed with bleach and discharge paste. Vintage Sylko thread. Designed and hand stitched in three weeks.

hand embrodery of a hand holding a weaving shuttle - Resilience part of One Red Thread 2021
Hand embroidered words around the artwork
Hand embroidered words around the artwork

Elizabeth Dubbelde of Berry Quilting set the challenge for embroiderers and textile artists to create a work under the theme EmpoweRED.
‘What can I do to make a stand about injustices, to raise my voice in protest? Hence “Empowered” gives us an opportunity through art textiles to raise our voices to show solidarity & support to victims of sexual assault. I urge you to raise your voice by creating a piece of work that relates to the theme of Empowered.’ Elizabeth Dubbeld, One Red Thread 2021.

Resilience is part of a body of work featuring Lancashire dialect.

Update February 2022: The exhibition is on the next stage of its tour in Australia and I’ll add further dates venues as the One Red Thread Exhibition tour progresses.