Kay is a full time teacher so we are delighted she has been able to continue her association with Zero Nine Textile Artists. Here is one of her exhibits which is mixed media fishing nets inspired by a children’s book of aerial photos of the earth seen from above.
Many people already know Alison’s work as she frequently exhibits at textile shows all over the UK. Her Pinnies have gone all over the world but Alison also extends her unique printing with embroidery to create stunning textile pieces.
Each day we hope to feature two artists and their work:
Today we have work by Caroline Bell and Liz Mullenger
Caroline Bell is a textile artist who maintains an ethically and ecologically sound approach to her practice. She works on paper and cloth which she colours and marks with natural substances. These she then works into using often very intensive hand stitching.
Inspiration is often derived from nature and the world around although change, time and the passing of the seasons are also recurrent themes
Caroline was Embroiderers Guild Scholar 2014-5 and her work has been featured in several publications both in the UK and internationally.
My work is very much inspired by our natural world. I often using Ice Dyeing as a technique to create interesting coloured fabric. I also use Machine embroidery to embellish designs. This year I have used my textile work to express my concerns about the environment and Brexit with *What a load of Rubbish” and “If you can hold your head up high whilst those about you are loosing theirs!”
Thistles and Daisies
We are delighted to announce that one of our members, Janet Steer, has her work selected and displayed in Edinburgh! See
Well done Janet.
We are delighted to announce the opening of our third exhibition at this venue. Already it has been hailed and “the best exhibition at Hilliers EVER”, by several visitors! The number of people we had on the first day was far too many to count, and we are delighted with the reception we received.
It has to be said that the star exhibit is Alison Hulme’s A Touch of Spring which sold immediately, but continues to attract people into the exhibition.
For a full display of some of the exhibits go to : Gallery
We hope you will be able to visit the exhibition and see for yourselves the breath and expertise of the many pieces we have enjoyed creating.
In addition to our exhibition there are other attractions at the gardens – Art in the Garden, Flower Fairies Trail (where each young child is also given a set of wings to wear – hugely popular ) and of course the gardens themselves.
Don’t miss our third exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens from 9th – 23rd August.
As usual all nine artists will be exhibiting their works.
Also there will be the group project of Pinbury. We each made a contribution of a hand made building which assembled, makes the beginnings of a village. There are an interesting array of beautiful constructions for you all to see.
One of the cottages
Another group project is an interesting experiment with us each embellishing a retro French napkin. The results are really surprising.
In addition to our own textile art pieces we each took part in a fun experiment of making a textile piece using the Millennium Border as inspiration.
Inspired by the Centenary Border
We are on the final stages of preparing for our forthcoming exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum. We look forward to seeing all our visitors. This year we have the village of Pinbury to amuse you all, in addition to our exhibits and smaller items for sale.
Do come and say hello!