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  • 22 May 2024

This exhibition's soft fabric and lines could not be more different from the hardness of the glass in our last exhibition. What amazing skills these 4 ladies possess to produce these wonderful works of art. Each piece is so detailed and expertly created.

Having a creative hobby can lead down some very absorbing paths.  For Lynda Freshwater, Christine Gelard (both Lerwick), Catherine Gibb (Mid Yell) and Linda Grains (Vidlin) that hobby is needlework.  All are members of the Shetland Needleworkers group through which they have participated in many workshops and classes, developing their needlework skills and learning more about their craft.  Taking things a step further, back in 2020, the four enrolled on a City and Guilds Certificate course with the Stirlingshire based Gillian Cooper Studio.  The course, which is on-line, ran over a 2 year period and it provided a captivating focus, particularly during the period following Coronavirus lockdown.

The main elements of the course were patchwork, applique and quilting alongside dyeing and printing of fabric to support the design and craft of a number of projects and samples.  Inspiration for the items they created - wall hangings, personal accessories, interior decor and much more - was drawn from their interests, surroundings and from what life threw at them along the way.

Catherine, Christine, Lynda and Linda are delighted to have the opportunity of the exhibition to share with you some of the items they designed and crafted along the path to being awarded their City and Guilds Certificates in May 2022. 



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