Textile artist keeps as busy as ever after retiring

The MONTROSE Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild met on Saturday to hear a fascinating illustrated talk from Rosemary (Rose) Campbell.

She is a well-known textile artist, tutor and exhibitor, and her subject was ‘Life After Work’ – meaning life after her retirement from a teaching career.

Still fully occupied, Rose highlighted not only the methods and techniques she incorporates into her work, but also the planning, process and preparation for her recent exhibitions.

Examples of her work, sketchbooks and preparatory drawings were on display, showing how Rose’s training at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art has formed the bedrock of her approach to textile art.

She explained how personal items, memories and landscapes are essential features of her work.

Rose continues to adjust her workload, hoping to devote more time to exhibition pieces.

Members of the Montrose branch will meet in December for their Christmas lunch, and the next scheduled meeting will be on, January 19, when the branch chairman, Isobel Luke, will share her considerable expertise in appliqué work.