Saturday, August 23, 2008

Innovative Stitches

The meeting was held at a different venue today - a craft house in a park at Como. I had never been there before. The park has a lake and looks to be a great place to saunter and walk a dog. It was a beautiful day and we sat out in the sun to eat our lunch.

The group is to have an exhibition in 2010 with the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins. Today we were treated to a talk by a young artist, daughter of one of the members, who had produced a visual diary on this theme for her TEE exam in Art. She won an award for her diary and the final piece had been shown in the Perspectives exhibition and had travelled to Japan. She based her piece on Dante's Inferno and it was most interesting to see what had influenced her and how the piece had developed. It was most impressive.

We had a most interesting discussion on ideas for the installation that is planned to be the group piece for the exhibition. I am looking forward to seeing how it unfolds.

Our exercise for the day was to use a single stitch (blanket stitch) in innovative ways. I think I need to do a bit (a lot!) more on mine before I show it to anyone.

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