May Demo’s with Alison Hulme and Alice Blogg

In May we welcomed two very engaging speakers to the society, Alison Hulme who works with textiles and Alice Blogg working with wood.

Alison brought some amazing projects to show us of hand stitching, machine stitching and printing fabrics. Her final piece for her degree was a design incorporating an image of a man laying on a sheet, the detail in the work was a joy to behold, and her narrative kept us enthralled. Her main market is in the lovely hand printed pinnies she makes, each one being made as a unique item

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Alice brought along some of her lampshades, and after a delightful talk taking us through her career to date she demonstrated the making of the petals for her lampshades using hand made moulds. Her work and design ethic shone though her talk, and made a brilliant evening.

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Thank you Alison and Alice for making May such an entertaining month and the Fairoak Art and Craft Society.

November 2016 Exhibition

Best in show!

The visitors to our November exhibition voted on a wide variety of pictures for the ‘Best Picture’ award. First place was for Amanda Axtell’s watercolour ‘Getting ahead’

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The picture with the second highest votes was an oil painting by Lisa Moulton ‘Blue Tit’

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The Third place went to ‘Evening over the Itchen’ by Sheila Houghton

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, with the wide range of media and styles it was very difficult to pick out one picture!