Dustbin lids and cabbage leaves…

Members enjoyed a fascinating and stimulating talk by textile artist Esther Collins at our June meeting. Esther is a local artist whose work is influenced by her interests in the History of Art, and also by her previous work in graphic design. Design influences include the natural environment, walking in the South Downs and local history.

I was so disappointed to miss Esther’s talk, and feedback from members has been very enthusiastic. Sadly I can’t add my own reflections on the talk as I usually do, but the talk generated appreciative comments from members, a couple of which I’ll add here: ‘I loved the leaf brooches and was inspired by the use of gold leaf in her decoupage work’ and ‘Esther produces beautiful work combining stitch, textiles and mixed media. I’ve never met any artist that gets inspiration from dustbin lids and cabbage leaves and then goes onto produce stunning pieces of creative work’. I’ll leave you with some images of Esther’s work taken by Maria Griggs and Margaret Borbone (thank you). Esther’s work can speak for itself! If you would like to see more of Esther’s work, and the courses she runs, you can go to her website at https://www.esthercollins.co.uk/




2 thoughts on “Dustbin lids and cabbage leaves…”

  1. Hi Southdown Creatives l love your news letter such a creative group.
    I would like to remind you of Stitchmakers exhibition at Denmans Garden in Fontwell on
    2nd-10th September. You can get a coffee and a bite to eat as the cafe is good.
    Regards Valerie Mccallum

    1. Hi Valerie. Thanks for your reply and your lovely feedback. I found the Stitchmakers exhibition on FB, and will put a link to it on our FB page. Thanks for telling us about it.

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