Today, I visited the Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition, celebrating it’s 50th year! It is always inspiring to see the incredible quality of needlework and the diversity of styles on display.
Pieces using River Silks:
Karen Phillips-Shwallon, 2nd Place in Original Embroidery- Silk Ribbon, 3rd Place in Original Embroidery- Silk Ribbon Multi Stitch divisions. #19 & #20
Lori Mazza, exhibited by Waste Knot Needlepoint, 1st Place in Canvaswork-Multi Stitch division (also 2nd & 3rd Place same division!). #224
Janice McHenry, Canvaswork Multi Stitch division with Tiger, the leaves (look like 13mm River Silks silk ribbon), over delicate thread stitched background makes for a great texture contrast. #528
Jean Krynicki, River Silks Ltd, Canvaswork Multi Stitch division with “Orchids”, stitched completely with River Silks silk ribbon, pictured above. #682
Non-ribbon pieces that caught my eye:
Patricia Cooney, exhibited by The Needlewoman East, 3rd Place in Canvaswork Multi Stitch division with stunning 3d Pumpkin. She also showed a Counted Thread Cross Stitch “Not all witches”. #231 & #232 respectively.
Leslie LaFleur and Charity Honaker used beads, metallic threads and other non-traditional materials in their Counted Thread Cross Stitch pieces depicting whimsical mermaids. I always like to see artists pushing the boundaries of their artforms. #683 & #552 respectively.
Did you use River Silks silk ribbon in your piece at Woodlawn? Let us know and we’ll make you more famous than you already are!
Woodlawn 50th Annual Needlework Exhibition
9000 Richmond Highway
March 1st-31st, 2013