At the end of last month a friend visited, partly to see us but mostly to see a fabulous Embroiderers Guild exhibition. Both of us were delighted by the beauty and skill on show; every piece created by the Winchester Branch of the Embroiders Guild. One of the creations which captured my attention was their Homes Project, and I thought rather appropriate to share given many of us are currently spending more time at home.

I was so inspired by it, that my friend left me with a square and thread to create my own. So look out for another embroidery post after April’s squares. In the meanwhile here are a few more photographs of this brilliant and beautiful community sculpture.

This sculpture is all about texture, and so for a moment I thought these photographs might be suitable for Jude’s being creative with textures‘. However looking at her extraordinarily textured photographs of a red sugarbush I realise that I am still far too focused on the object.

Jude is encouraging us this week to “study the texture and forget about the object”, which is totally not what I have done here! I am not going to give up though, I am going to have another think. Jude’s post today is really inspiring, and I would like to see if I can translate “texture visually, bringing life and energy to a photo through shape, tone and colour“. Whilst I am doing that, here are a few more object photographs for you.

If anyone wants to see the exhibition it is FREE to visit and there is plenty of space if you are ‘social distancing’. You need to be quick though, it is only open until Sunday 22nd March, in the Open Space Gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre.

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