A stitch in time

Sussex Prairie Gardens

DSCF6510Braving the unreliable summer weather six of us met at the Sussex Prairie Gardens on 27th July. The 8 acres of gardens are planted in bold swathes of colour & texture and amongst the planting can be found a variety of interesting sculptures. DSCF6500A crocodile and giraffe were  seen but not captured on camera. Further inspiration was also found from the resident textile and mixed media artists Emma Taylor and Amanda Duke. Their work prompted discussion of the workshop sessions we have organised this past year.

DSCF6514The garden is currently exhibiting the longest strip of decorated denim which was draped along the fences, wrapped around a shed and entwined around a tree. DSCF6512Over 1 km long the decorated panels explain the ugly facts about the process of denim production.


How did I get here?

Our November meeting was an enjoyable afternoon with Anne Hellyer explaining how her city-scape art techniques have evolved.     Anne was generous with her knowledge and imparted various ideas that we could explore. Several ladies purchased the assembled packs of painted fabric and we wait to see their efforts.

We look forward to meeting Anne again later in the year when she will be leading our Autumn workshop day on 17 November 2018. Be sure to sign up at our regular meetings.