The Embroiderers’ Guild : Landscapes of Capability Brown

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As noted in a previous post, 2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Brown was a designer who changed the national landscape and created a style which has shaped people’s picture of the quintessential English countryside.

cbtreelogoAs the first ever celebration of Brown’s work, the Capability Brown Festival (CB300) brings together a huge range of events. The Embroiderers’ Guild is a Festival Partner and is contributing to the celebrations with a series of unique textile exhibitions at venues across the country through- out 2016.
We are delighted to be one of of these venues.

Using the landscape and gardens as their inspiration, members have interpreted these using fabric and thread to create unique pieces of work.  Up to the end of October you can view the work of a number of a number of branches in our Orangery Tea Room.

As well as exhibiting their work, each branch has kindly offered to carry out some demonstrations to our visitors between 11am – 3pm on the following dates through the year…

  • April : 8 & 21
  • May : 1, 10, 19 & 22
  • June : 10 & 28
  • July : 4
  • August: 6
    …with dates through to the end of October to be confirmed.

For more information visit the ‘What’s on’ pages of our website.


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The Guild welcomes everyone with an interest in any area of embroidery and are proud to be recognised as a voice for raising the profile of textile and stitched art. Members of all ages around the country are involved at whatever level they choose in meeting regularly to listen to speakers, attend workshops, learn new skills or build on existing ones, and participate in local, regional and national projects. You can participate in any area of interest at any level, whether learning to stitch or build your skills, a professional artist, or someone who simply appreciates fabric and thread.

Visit to find out more.

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Have a look on Solihull Embrioderer’s Guild facebook page for a peek at the pieces they’ve created…

Just click LIKE to vote for your ONE favourite embroidery from The Solihull Embroiderers’ Capability Brown 300…

Posted by Solihull Embroiderers on Monday, 28 March 2016

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