Meetings of the Grassington Embroiderers' Guild are continuing to be virtual and not at the Rugby Club.
If you are not already a member of the Grassington District Embroiderers' Guild Branch and would like to watch our Zoom Speaker Meetings you are now able to do so. For a fee of £10, you will be sent the link to the Talks which take place on the first and third Wednesday of each month. If you are interested contact the secretary:
This morning started with a sprinkle of snow on the ground and the loss of electric down the Dale, but nothing was going to prevent me from attending Alison Wake's zoom talk on "Painting with Threads". So it was generator on, and internet back up and running, and I was able to connect with the group for a morning of Textile Art.
Alison is a self taught artist, living in the Peak District National Park. She draws her inspiration from the micro and macro landscapes surrounding her home. Her textile artworks are hand stitched, and she tries to use locally sourced and hand dyed wools. Alison explained that whilst out walking, she takes photographs and sketches and uses these for inspiration for her textile art. She pointed out that she tries to communicate her natural experiences through the colour, texture and imagery of her pictures. We were treated to a wonderful display of her stitched pictures and smaller pendant works. Below is a sample of her work.
Have a look at Alison's website to see her most recent works.