Sandy welcomed everyone; the meeting was again very well attended.
Several members from TVCT entered their work at the Festival of Quilts 2016 and won prizes! Jane Bonney won first prize for her garment, Kate Crossley won third prize in the quilt creation category, Sandra Newton won a first in miniatures. Other members had entered their work and enjoyed seeing it displayed. Sandy won third prize for wearable art at Sandown.
Jane Glennie thanked everyone for the support for the South Hill Park event in July, Engage with Art. Images are still availble online here.
Information about upcoming events
- Wokingham Arts Trail, 24th & 25th September.
- June Withers ‘Taking Textiles Further’
- Caroline Marriott mentioned the Robin’s Nest Gallery in Wargrave where she occasionally runs workshops.
- National Needlework Archive: ‘1000 and 1 nights’ 3rd - 29th September
- National Needlework Archive: CQ ‘On the Edge’ from 1st October – 3rd November
This will next be exhibited at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show on 11th - 13th November 2016 and again at the Excel in London in April 2017. Stewards needed for both events; this is coordinated by Marion Robertson.
Speaker: Amanda Hislop www.amandahisloptextileartist.com
Amanda is a trained artist; stitch is just one of the techniques she uses in her work. Amanda starts with mark making, wanting to capture the lines in the landscape. This is followed by the layers of colour and texture. Amanda illustrated this process with the sketchbooks she keeps.
Amanda is a member of Prism and she exhibits with this group annually at the Mall Gallery in London. The themes for these exhibitions can be challenging and in their way are important in her artistic journey. She talked about the concept of the ‘liminal state’, that as an artist you are often in this phase between the known and on the threshold of something new; you don’t know what it is because you haven’t arrived yet!
Amanda gave a demonstration of how she creates her layered landscapes, working on muslin with paper and threads, binding with cellulose paste, later adding colour with acrylics before finally adding further texture with machine stitch.