Thursday, 21 May 2009

An evening with Gemma - vintage textile designer.

On Wednesday it was the main monthly meeting of my embroidery group. Following a recommendation from one of our members I had invited Gemma Nemer to do a workshop with us. Gemma is a lovely girl who is just starting out on a vintage jewellery design career after completing an art degree. She does not have a website but you can contact her here. If you have a group within travelling distance of South Yorkshire I would urge you to book her for a workshop.

One of the things I loved about her was her passion for vintage textiles and how she is trying to keep traditional craft skills alive.

This is a photo of Gemma with Cynthia, one of our members. Cynthia is on the left wearing the fabric flower brooch she made during the evening.

This next photo shows some of Gemma's vintage textile collection. The quilt is a yo-yo quilt which Gemma bought in a charity shop for £4.

Some more vintage textiles including the obligatory patchwork hexagons - which Gemma really loves!

Some of the fabric brooches made during the evening.

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