Wolverhampton Embroiderers Guild’s fabric work exhibition ongoing at Black Country venue

Stunning fabric work is the order of the day at a show in an iconic Black Country venue.

Lillian Owen, from Wall Heath, with some of her own and other members’ work on display in the exhibition

The Wolverhampton Embroiderers Guild’s exhibition is ongoing at the Red House Glass Cone in Wordsley.

Members of all abilities have taken the opportunity to create pieces in a theme of ‘above and below’.

All sorts of different methods have been used to create the works, as long as they loosely fit into the theme.

Some members printed fabrics then hand-stitched them, while other stitched onto felt, others printed photos onto fabric then stitched on top.

Chairman Ruth Tykiff said: “People are given a free rein as long as they stay within the guidelines of ‘above and below’. There were all sorts of textile production.

“Some of the people are beginners and this is the first time they’ve put anything out on show. Anybody who comes forward can put something in and we put it up, so there’s a real range of experience – from beginners starting out to people who actually sell their work and are quite professional. We’ve had members of all ages, it’s not just older people.

“Everybody has got their own skills, their own strengths and their own ideas and we allow them to do what they want to do.”

For more information about the guild visit wolverhamptonembroiderers.blogspot.co.uk

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