2nd November 2013 Meeting

posted 20 Oct 2013, 08:20 by Bronwyn Fleming   [ updated 5 Nov 2013, 10:34 ]
On the 2nd of November Lincolnshire member Julie Robinson introduced us to Lincolnshire in 1914 through the eyes of Emma Horton, a relation on her husband's side of the family. We learnt a great deal about rural life in Lincolnshire at the start of the Great War it was both informative and entertaining. This introduced a branch project to create a textile piece for a commemorative exhibition about World war 1 at the Museum Of Lincolnshire Life in 2014.
In the afternoon we had a fascinating talk by textile artist Alice Fox called "A Coastal Perspective", about her time as artist in residence at Spurn Head. She uses cloth dyed by natural rusting objects and sea water to create interesting surfaces in which to stitch. She spent six months working at Spurn Head recording the sea and beaches in her notebooks and sketchbooks then creating the textile pieces for an exhibition in the Spurn Head Light House.