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Craft and Quilt Fair 2016

Carnaby Street, London, 1960s

‘Carnaby Street, London, 1960s’ was the theme for the Embroiderers’ Guild N.S.W.’s space at Expertise Events’ Craft & Quilt Fair, June 2016. The 1960s was the era of the ‘youthquake’ and its centre was London. Carnaby Street in Soho and King Street in Chelsea became famous for their fashion boutiques. Very young independent British designers such as Mary Quant, Barbara Hulanicki (Biba) and John Stephens were the first to design for the younger generation. Their pared down youthful fashions went on to inspire European, American and Australian designers.
Conceptually the Guild’s space looked like a ‘1960s fashion boutique’. Two installations were designed for this space and were open to all members of the Guild.

The brief for both installations was that Guild members could choose from the three different design influences which dominated the decade. Each has its own distinctive colour palette/s:

           1) Pop (Mod)
2) Romantic
3) Bohemian 

The members got busy stitching, the result was amazing and a great success at the Craft Fair, you can see some of the great work in the galleries below. Enjoy the variety and be astounded at the beautiful work.

All photographs were taken by Val Tomlins and Sharyn Hutchens.

Gallery #1 - click on image to enlarge 
Bohemian DisplayMore of the Bohemian DisplayPop DisplayJunior Stitchers Display
Creative Director, Mary BrownMore of the Junior Stitchers DisplayJunior Stitchers DisplayMollymook Group
Nepean GroupCatherine DelaneyLaterals GroupDetail of Laterals' Piece
Dianne MagroNola WilliamsDisplay of Dresses - Front Dress by Joan JeffriesJaci Heyman
Margot ReincastleLorraine FalshawBarbara AllumBarbara Allum Detail
Mary BrownMary Brown DetailThe StandMore of the Display
Gallery #2 - click on image to enlarge  
Kath WilkinsonKath Wilkinson Close UpKath Wilkinson DetailCarol Pitcher
Rhonda BrownbridgeRhonda Brownbridge DetailMargaret SmithMargaret Smith Detail
Denise RallDenise Rall DetailJoan DunnClarinda Jordan
Carolyn PearceCarolyn Pearce DetailAnother Tie by Carolyn PearceMandy McAlister
Val TomlinsSharyn HutchensVal TomlinsVal Tomlins Detail
Sharyn HutchensSharyn Hutchens DetailLois WilsonLois Wilson Detail