Marilyn Hall

We made it!! An exhibition in a public building in Oakville Toronto. What an achievement.

I have found the entire experience extremely worthwhile.  So much to learn about staging exhibitions.  It was a remarkable feeling to put your treasured pieces on display in a public building and  walk away and leave them.  It takes the work out of our private space and gives it to the public.

Denise Jones

ready to stitch

BooksMarkmakingHere are some images of new work this November.

I am still making the connection between language, mark and stitch yet have made a huge leap in this work away from the tightness of pattern darning.

For me, the pattern darning was a direct association with the written word in that I used the length of words and syntax to create the pattern. I am now realising that the stitch has become its own discreet language. The simplicity of materials remains the same. I am returning to my use of print and inked marks and enjoying that much more.

Marilyn Hall

Needing to stitch, I took a look at my pin board for a trigger. Colour – postcards and sari ribbon, remind me of the colour of autumn outside, my favourite season. Stunning countryside everywhere you look. It is so transient though, a strong autumn wind and it will be gone.

I took some of the already bare twigs from the garden and wrapped them in the colourful fabric strips, grouping them together I then stitched the trailing ends together forming curls of colour. By wrapping them I will keep them as colourful little treasures.





Marilyn Hall

My first post – this will be a challenge!

Here are my new corsetry sculptures. I have reworked the originals ready for exhibition at the ‘World of Threads Festival’ in Oakville, Toronto next week. In their original form they were too large for the allocated space and would have proved challenging to transport.

Interesting spacing of images! I don’t know how I have done this but no doubt with practice will get better.

From Jean Kirk

Denise Marilyn and I (Jean) visited the ‘Framing Space’ Exhibition at ‘Artworks MK’. Sue Mclaggan, Carol Quarini, Gail Baxter and Beth Walsh are textile designers, whose group name is ‘Liminal’; their practice has developed from hand-made lace.

This is an interesting and challenging exhibition, which seeks to engage the public with a selection of origianl and challenging works. The building which houses the exibition is part of a group of studios where artists, including textile designers, potters, weavers and painters work. I found this sense of community and diversity very enriching. Although Artworks MK is in a very beautiful area, being on the edge of the old village of Great Linford, it is not very accessible to the public. I enjoyed the exhibition, the area and the sense of community.