Thursday, 28 June 2012

Woolfest and the Embroiderers Guild

(woolly pompom sheep)
I'm just catching up with last weekend. I have pictures of the most beautiful embroidery from Richmond and Leyburn Embroiderers Guild Exhibition to share with you. First though just a couple of pics that I thought might make you smile from Woolfest 2012 at Cockermouth.
 A sea of woolly pompom sheep! These filled the central auction ring with hundreds more lining the benches around the ring! 
 I couldn't resist this little cupcake as gift for Wonderful Man back at home.
Well there had to be more to it than just wool to please WM. The chocolate was tucked inside. I didn't take anymore photos as a lot of the stall holders don't allow it, plus it was far too busy and extremely soggy. Sorry. (Not to mention my I had my hands full with a one or two purchases of my own.)
 Right onto the Embroiderers Guild Exhibition. Sit back and enjoy the pictures, sorry for the poor quality but I thought it would be a bit rude to have my camera flash going off and startling people, so these were flashless. If you click on the photos they should pop up larger, fingers crossed.

 This one appeared in a recent Workbox magazine.
 A mermaids purse
 Work by my lovely friend Jeannette.
 I luuurve French knots!
 Silk ribbon embroidery on the lid of a box.

 Work by my lovely friend and companion for the afternoon, Janet. (the black mark in the sky is actually somewhere in my camera lens, can't get rid of it.)
 Machine embroidered purse.
 This was in a glass display case, sorry about the reflection spoiling it.
And lastly my favorite piece. I just love the jumble of embroidered flowers.
Well I hope you enjoyed our little outing. To update you on my to-do-list, I altered the prom dress to teenage daughters satisfaction, finished my felt flower brooches and delivered them to the gallery, (pictures next time maybe) and have almost finished another felt picture, no piccies yet as it's a secret gift, ssh. 
Now I'm off to the post office before it starts raining AGAIN! 
Till next time
love Fi x


daydream in colour said...

Thank you for the meander through Woolfest. I know how difficult it is to get good photos in places like this. It looks fantastic though.
xx Susan

Roxanne said...

Delightful post! Thanks for sharing.

Annie said...

Wow wow wow. Gorgeous works of art going on there Fi. I always come home from exhibitions like that feeling like oversoaked blotting paper :-) I'm sure you will know what I mean.
A x

Hazel said...

Funny you should mention the foto taking at Woolfest as I had a stall holder have a go at me just because I had my camera out last year. Beautiful pics and gorgeous works of art. x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Hi, some very talented people out there, they are all good but the last one is yummy! :)

Twiglet said...

Thanks for the trip round the Embroiderers' Guild - lovely to see each one. Shame about photos at Woolfest. I would consider it a compliment if folks want to take pics of my stuff. x Jo

bonzogirl said...

thanx for the mention chuck! make the trifle...I note you also picked my favourite sample square...those french knots are quite delish!..And the purse at the end is to die for(she is an exceptionally talented lady..doing a diploma with The ROYAL SCHOOL OF NEEDLEWORK now!)..still lovin the wool...ahhh all those 'ickle sheepies......

Tilly Rose said...

Hi Fi
What beautiful work!

Thanks for sharing...
Tilly x

Afifah said...

i like the embroidery work pictures, they're beautiful.thanks for sharing

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Maggie Ann said...

Enchanting things!!

Anonymous said...

Great photos; simply gorgeous work, thanks for sharing ... :0)

Annie Jeffries said...

I loved the red poppy French knots.