Wednesday 1 February 2017

Wirral Embroiderers at the Williamson, Birkenhead

On a recent trip across the Pennines I called in at the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Birkenhead to see the Wirral Embroiderers' Guild 20th Birthday Exhibition.  It was lovely to see the variety of work.  Here are some of my highlights.  I loved the boro pieces...

Diane Anderson - Ragtime

Janet Janis - Boro Cloth

and the landscapes & flowers...
Bridget Newbold - Lake District Scene

Jill Renwick - Dog Walk through the Seasons

Kathy Hoolahan - Sand Dunes

Janet Vance - Red Flowers

Then there were the creatures...

Judith Fabby - Fly away Peter, Fly away Paul

Patricia Jane King - Swallowtail Butterfly

Jenny Dewhurst - Spaniel

Linda Herbert - Hare
not to mention the abstract...

Gill Abraham - Little Boxes

and the fabulous...

Heather Kimpton - Shoes for Ariel

and the mixed media...

Sue Sercombe - Cheers!

and the amazing group piece...

Wirral EG's Work - The Embrace (based on Klimt's The Kiss)

The exhibition is on until 5 March 2017 so you've still time to pop along.

The Williamson is a little gem of a place.  The Young Artists in Tuscany exhibition by local school children is well worth a look (more on that another time).  There's a whole room of model ships...


and another of Della Robbia pottery (Arts and Crafts pottery made in Birkenhead at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries)...

Della Robbia tiles

Della Robbia pottery

and there's a cafe, a bookshop, art supplies and other goodies.  If you're in the area, it's worth a visit!



  1. Thank you for sharing! The exposition is far too far for me! But these are very inspirational works.