These were the shows we attended in 2010. We had a gallery for you all to look at.
7 – 10 October Alexander Palace, London stand TG K3
28 – 31 October Dublin RDS stand TG 19
25 – 28 November Harrogate stand TG 530
We are two groups of Goldworkers that are run by mother and daughter, Sue Hinde and Sarah Rakestraw. Although Sue and Sarah’s love of the traditional is never far away, we bring Goldwork within the reach of everyone, tempting you with a design that will make you want to have a go.
Their groups are called the Golden Wonders and the Rhuddlan Goldwork group. The ladies combined talents have worked on this exhibition for over 3 years. Over the past few months, the groups have been concentrating on the theme Oriental Odysseys (and no that didn't include going out for a Chinese meal together). Much ooh-ing and aah-ing over choices, and some very different designs appeared, depending upon the individual's
preference. Junks, dragons, geishas and landscapes were among the designs, each one totally unique. A real labour of love (and much stitching).
The ages of the group range from 34 to 87 and they all work with the enjoyment that only friends can share, as they natter they work their magic with their golden threads. We are delighted to be able to bring such a collection of completed Goldwork embroidery to you, the volume of which has never been seen before. It is a rare occasion that these pieces are shown as a lot of pieces go into private collections (family, churches, schools and galleries) once completed.
We hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures and imagining the laughter, and mutual support, that accompanied them.