Stunning display of embroidered artwork

Betty Fotheringham displays her embroidery work at Whitehills.
Betty Fotheringham displays her embroidery work at Whitehills.

Patients, staff and visitors at Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre in Forfar can enjoy an exciting new art exhibition showcasing a variety of different embroidery techniques.

The new exhibition features local artist and embroidery expert Betty Fotheringham in her first solo exhibition which runs throughout October and November.

Betty said: “My aim was to exhibit a wide variety of approaches and techniques in my work.

“I use machine embroidery extensively in my work and recently I have been using my own photographs and adapting them on a computer.

“Some exhibits are photo landscapes printed on cotton whilst others are hand-painted on silk and cotton using water soluble pastels.

“All of my work includes machine or hand embroidery since I have been a stitcher for over 70 years!

“My work features realistic landscapes and other scenes which are purely from my imagination.

“I really appreciate the opportunity to stage my work at Whitehills and I hope everyone enjoys it.”

Exhibitions at the centre are changed every eight weeks and the majority of the works of art are for sale with each artist donating 20 per cent commission on all sales to the Whitehills Arts and Environment Fund. All money raised is used to enhance the Whitehills environment.

Situated in the main corridor, the gallery has provided space for many local artists and the public is encouraged to pop in and view this new exhibition of embroidery excellence.

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