Last week a friend and I called in at the Acme et al gallery in Yarra Glen to see the Common Thread exhibition. There were works from a variety of artists, showing various types of textile arts.
Unfortunately, it has finished now but here are some pictures (yes, I did ask) to give you a taste of the work. Each artist had a different textile technique and the work was wonderful.
There was felting, dyeing using recycled materials, rug weaving, hand embroidery, free motion machine sewing, lace making, spinning and knitting, tunisian crochet, crochet and beading.
I hope I have remembered all the techniques, there were quite a few to take notice of. It was great to see so many different artists in a group show. Some work was for sale and many of the artists also had other work for sale in the shop.
Another interesting thing was that the shop had books on sale that reflected the type of show that was on. I called in again this week to have another look, only to discover it had finished, and I noticed that the books for sale now are not the same, presumably they are selected to go with the new exhibition that starts next week. I think they get their books from The Avenue bookstore.
I have only put a selection of artists' work here, for some fabulous photos of the exhibition, go to this blog.