Well quite a few of us in Six and Friends turned up at Forge Mill Needle Museum yesterday, and fortunately so did a lot of people who wanted to talk to us, and look at the exhibition.
So, with no more rabbit, here are some images. Good fun was had by all.
The Mill and Museum, with the exhibition space on the middle floor.
Everyone in the group makes very different work, and here is Annabel Rainbow with two of her beautiful pieces.
And here she is again, being met as an artist, near to her third piece.
Keeping the Annabel theme going, here she is in front of my piece, for which they fortunately found a space big enough.
Edwina Mackinnon made this delicate pojagi; there she is, photographing it.
And here she is again by her jolly quilts, the designs of which are based on sushi.
Ineke Berlyn, lucky bod, was on her hols, but here are two of her spirited works based upon red kites.
I love these pieces by Catherine Nicholls, who couldn’t be there as she was flying back to Canada. She had seen the exhibition on Friday, before she returned home after a months working holiday here. Applique and oriental fabrics were used with original very old diary pages.
Here’s Hilary Beattie with her three beautiful pieces, to which this image does not do justice. A good reason to see them in real life, then…
Linda Kemshall being an artist who is being met, in front of her sumptuous iris pieces; and below are three of her excellent paintings.
Laura Kemshall’s gorgeous quilt, my favourite, if I had to choose only one in the whole show.
A tribute to Marie Roper, much missed.
And to finish, a couple of views of the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey nearby, which dates from the 12th century.
A mosaic of tile fragments from the Abbey. More fragments and objects are in the Museum at Forge Mill. The exhibition continues until October 21st.