Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Embroiderer's Guild of Vic Exhibition

A couple of weeks ago I went to the EGV's (Embroiderer's Guild of Victoria) annual exhibition. The theme was Ebb and Flow although you could exhibit work that did not pertain to the theme.

My favourite work was by Lesley Uren and it was a Leafy Sea Dragon done in gold work. It was positioned behind a table so I couldn't get too close to see the details.

Leafy Sea Dragon on Gold by Lesley Uren

Lesley Uren also had a  Weedy Sea Dragon on display.

Weedy Sea dragon by Lesley Uren

Another of my favourites was a box with a beautifully appliqued and embroidered top by Sylvia Reeves.

Water Lily by Sylvia Reeves

I also took a detail shot to see the wonderful embroidery.

Water Lily detail

I also liked Perception by Mary McArdle, it was a combination of painting and embroidery.

Perception by Mary McArdle

There was a lot of gold work on display and here is one called She is in Love by Sue White

She is in Love by Sue White

There were a few quilts on display and there was one that caught my eye because of the embroidery and the dear little quotes on it. It was displayed on a hoop and unfortunately the name card was placed right in the middle of it.

Best Friends Forever by Glenda Walker

Hexagons are so popular at the moment; they are good projects to take along to sewing days. Here are some close-ups of the quilt blocks.

There was a stand of little works by the South Western Branch who were celebrating their 40th birthday. The embroidery was exquisite.

South Western Branch 40th Birthday display

Here are some close ups of some of the pieces.

Blue Wren by Gillian King

Butterfly by Gwenda Armitstead

Robin by Beverley Speirs

Thistle by Robin Southey

The Ebb and Flow Challenge was won by Linda Bateman with her incredible piece called Who Broke the Golden Egg.

Who Broke the Golden Egg by Linda Bateman

It's hard to appreciate the wonderful and intricate beading from the photo.

The Embroiderer's Guild in Wattletree Road, Malvern, Victoria, Australia put on a wonderful exhibition every year and if you get a chance next year I highly recommend a visit.

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

Love a show and tell that I don't have to leave the house! HA Wonderful work

Linda Steele said...

I know what you mean, Robbie. Exhibitions are always so much better in real life though. I wish I had the time to see more.