Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Art a'Peel Open Day 2015

A big thank you to everyone who came to Art a'Peel's Open Day on Sunday, what an amazing day we all had.  

It was wonderful to see so many people who share the same interests and creativity as our group, and its amazing how much you learn and acquire inspiration from days like these.
We had many comments on the high quality of work on display, which is what Art a'Peel is all about.
Our "Masque" theme for this year enabled us to dig deep for ideas and resulted in a splendid variety of work
One of my contributions to the theme was this face mask made of angelina fibres molded to shape and embellished with embroidery threads and beads.  All our members submitted a diverse selection of masques and I'm always stunned by their imagination, every one of  them was incredible.

Along with our theme, there was also a large display of work created throughout the year by all group members, as well as demonstrations on some of the techniques used.

 Elizabeth Morley displayed some of her incredible wearable art,
 as did Dixie Stanford.

My display of Chinese textiles was a great hit, and it was lovely to see how fascinated people were with the history of the pieces, if not a little horrified about the history of foot binding.

And not forgetting the scrumptious food we had available ... warming home made soups, scones with jam and cream, biscuits and cakes ... we always look after our visitors.. 

So for those who couldn't make it this year, make a note in your calendar and don't forget to pop along next year - everybody is welcome!

1 comment:

  1. Your Open Day looks amazing! You have so very talented people in your group as the work you have shown is superb. Sarah x