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Embroiderer’s Guild & Capability Brown

Starting in February 2016, a series of more than 40 exhibitions by the Embroiderers’ Guild will be organised in various stately homes across the country. The exhibitions are part of  Capability Brown Festival 2016 and thousands of Guild’s members created an exceptional textile art pieces to celebrate Brown’s landscape and planting designs.

DAN member Julia Rollit, who is also a member of Worcester branch of Embroiderer’s Guild, is one of the exhibitors with her lovely landscape of the Croome Court grounds. To create her work, inspired with Brown’s ground landscapes, she combined techniques of painting, felting and stitching. 

Cindy Williams’ portraits in The Button Tree Café

the button tree 4Cindy Williams exhibits several of her new pastel pictures in The Button Tree Café. This time, Cindy has a selection of her signature vintage-style portraits of 1920s and 1930s ladies, as well as a lovely portrait of a child titled “Bless-ed Little Boy”.

The Button Tree Café is welcoming and child friendly in the heart of Droitwich spa. Serving a variety of hot and cold beverages, light lunches and homemade cakes.

Cindy’s  exhibition can be visited until 1st June 2016 at The Button Tree Café, 40 -42 Droitwich High Street. 

Katherine Harris’ textiles in Park’s Café

Katherine Harris displays her artwork in Park’s Café from 2 until 30 May. Katherine’s work has been concerned with capturing the atmosphere inherent in old buildings using a variety of media including fabric, paper, paint, metal. print and machine or hand embroidery. She trained at The University of Reading, Falmouth School of Art & Design and Herefordshire College of Art & Design where in 1993 she won the Governors’ Prize for Craftsmanship.

Stewart Bourne’s photographs on The Photographic Angle’s touring exhibition

DAN member Stewart Bourne’s work is currently on tour with The Photographic Angle’s Monochrome “pop-up” exhibition.

The first of these was held in Swindon, where four of Stewart’s 6 selected photographs were on show among two floors of beautifully presented and very varied images [and the attached photos taken].