Monday, October 12, 2015

Cape Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition 2015

"Marvels from a Needle" the 2015 embroidery exhibition of the Cape Embroiderers' Guild opens next week at Nova Constantia Cellars in Constantia, Cape Town. It runs from October 20 to 24. The details included at the end of this post can also be found on the Guild's website here.

If you visit the exhibition you will see a few of my embroideries that I completed some time ago and that I have just got around to framing. My Dresden Work 'Daffodils' was inspired by a fichu in the collection of the Dresden Museum of Applied Art and the design adapted with kind permission.

Daffodils by Lyn Warner
The Blackwork was embroidered from a kit and I do not remember where it was from. Let me know if you recognize it and I will with pleasure attribute the designer. 

One of the special exhibits at the exhibition will be an installation of "Circles", embroideries mounted in hoops or circular frames. This idea has resulted in great interest among our members and I can't wait to see the result. 

The shadow work Butterfly was a Guild workshop given by Tricia Elvin-Jensen. The idea of mounting embroidery in a hoop inspired me to take it from my UFO box and put it in a hoop so I can at last hang it up and enjoy it.

Here are details of the exhibition. There will be lots of embroidery to see and the setting of the venue in the Cape vineyards is beautiful and well worth a visit.

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“Marvels from a Needle”
At Nova Constantia Cellars
Tuesday 20 October to Friday 23 October 10h00 to 17h00. 
Saturday 24 October 10h00 to 15h00.
Entry Fee R10 p.p.

Come and see works of yesteryear, including embroidered garments from our archives and articles from the two World War eras. Admire again or for the first time, some of our previously exhibited favourites. View exquisite Suzani cloths, old and new, from Uzbekistan. Be inspired by our latest embroidered works and innovative ‘circles’ project display.

Buy Sales table items, refreshments and/or lunch - make a day of it and linger at this beautiful venue in the vineyards.

Contact Yvonne on 082 4040 927 or Colleen on 072 259 6583 for more information.

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  1. Your work is exquisite, Lyn. Sounds like a great exhibition.

  2. Thanks, Jillian. It's always lovely to see the Guild's work of the last two years all on display together. I come away inspired every time.