The Embroiderers’ Guild celebrating Capability Brown
Inspired by Petworth Park’s Capability Brown landscape, local Embroiderers’ Guilds have come together to present an innovative exhibition of beautiful textiles.
By using techniques such as mixed media, felting, machine and hand stitching, these unique and high quality pieces of textile art will challenge the idea of traditional embroidery.
This exhibition is the first of its kind, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape gardener Capability Brown. The exhibition brings together 10 local Embroiderers’ Guilds from Chichester, Worthing, Horsham and Dorking, including two Young Embroiderers groups.
Several members have chosen to interpret Petworth Park, whilst others have taken inspiration from the ancient trees, woodlands and animals that are associated with the surrounding Sussex countryside.
“Stitching these days is no longer 'what my granny did with tea trays' but shows a huge range of artistic possibilities all of which we hope will appeal, says Amanda Blunden from the Embroiderers’ Guild.