Annemieke's work has inspired me for so many years and today we got to see some of it. Even though I knew, theoretically, that it was quite big, it was great to see the actual size of the works.
She also did lots of samples before making one and they were also on display. She actually sewed her notes, rather than handwriting them. The notes are sewn right on the background fabric, in there with the thread swatches, the drawing and painting and the fabric and stitching sampling. It was wonderful to see.
She did lots of drawing with her sewing machine too, apart from machine sewing that gave the birds feathers, the water ripples, etc.
The current exhibition is in Brighton, at the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, but there will be another in Ararat in May. I think I am inspired to make the effort to get there to see it. Hmm, maybe I will do some research and check that it will not be the same as the one we saw today.
We weren't allowed to take any photos, so no images today.