Thanks to Chris Cannon and Sue Abbott who led the way in organising the troops. The first task was to straighten the clips and wires ready to hang the work. In the meantime staff from Barton Grange set up the glass cabinets. Then it was all hands to the pump as work was unpacked and sorted into groups on well labelled tables.
Tables were set up for publicity materials and a shop with hand stitched goodies on sale. There were displays of Boutis, Sashiko, Felting, Needle Darning, Tie Challenge, Pulled Work, Canvas Garden and Chairs’ Challenges to name but a few.
The response from the public was amazing.
“Wonderful work, an inspiration”
“Loved the displays, what a lot of talent!”
“Fabulous work! An excellent exhibition which we really enjoyed –thank you!”
“Inspirational exhibition - so much skill - so much variety. WELL DONE”
“Interesting work, well presented, very high standard.”
“Some wonderful gifted people. A super exhibition.”
“Astonishing skill and imagination beautifully displayed.”
The shop also did well and £167-75 has now been added to Guild funds.
On Tuesday the committee and members met again to dismantle the display boards. Within a couple of hours the work was down, collated and packaged back into bags ready for collection.
It was a very successful few days. Thanks to Emma (events manager) and the staff at Barton Grange who also helped to make our exhibition a great success.
We look forward to welcoming new members, who were inspired by all of the work, at our next meetings. They will be well looked after and hopefully will enjoy the friendship and fun the Preston Embroiderers’ Guild offers.