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Monday 08 January 2018, 13:30
 

MARLBOROUGH & DISTRICT EMBROIDERERS GUILD

Next meeting Monday, 8 January 2018 at the Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge

Doors open 13.30 for a 2pm start:

The speaker will be Valerie Threfall and her talk will be entitled:
“Secrets of the Honeymoon Suitcase -1850 to the present day”.

After our “bring and share” Christmas lunch at the  December meeting the raffle was drawn

and the winner, Margaret Gower had her portrait drawn by surprise speaker Harriet Riddell on her sewing machine - photo below. 

It was interesting to see how, starting with the left eye and continuous free machine embroidery,

Margaret's face was created on the canvas:

Harriet explained that she followed a course in Contemporary Applied Arts at the University of Hertfordshire. 

At a life drawing evening class her tutor suggested she bring in her sewing machine to draw with and she has not looked back since.   

As long as she had a plug, a table and chair she could head off to various locations to find subjects –

the launderette, the greasy spoon cafe, a nursing home where she was working part time and Greenwich market.  

Harriet has now travelled extensively on her bicycle in India, China and Kenya with her sewing machine and table

and a motor cycle battery to power her machine and has published a book of her experiences.  

In addition to portraits, Harriet has drawn the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Albert Hall and

various other locations around London and told us how she invites people to ride her bicycle to power her machine.

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