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Gilda Baron – In Memorium

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Gilda Baron sadly passed away on August 2, 2015. We keep this profile up in honor of her great work and talent. She was an enthusiastic teacher who planted her passion for embroidery to many. Those are the seeds she planted and may they blossom just like her works!

See these two articles to learn more about her life: obituary in The Guardian and interview with her husband in the Harrow Times.

Gilda Baron teaching in Liverpool

Gilda Baron teaching in Liverpool

I have developed a unique style of textile art, which bursts out of the frame with life, colour and vitality. The techniques I use to achieve this include fabric dyeing, batik, hand and machine embroidery, hand made felt and applied pieces. The many layers are what makes my textile art so distinctive and draws the viewer into the scenes. Admirers and collectors of my art work can be found around the world, from Russia, to the USA.

I have exhibited nationally with many solo shows around Great Britain. My solo exhibitions, include Barbican Library City of London, Gallery Not, London, Foyles, London W1, Upfront Gallery Cumbria, Institute of Physics, London W1, Visa International London W1, Raybel Barge St. Katherine Dock. I have also exhibited with many art and textile groups. I have had work accepted for the Society of Woman Artists exhibition at Westminster Halls and the Mall Gallery, Etien Gallery Belgium. I have given workshops and put up a display of my work in Denmark, Belgium and Norway, Luxembourg.

My book, The Art of Embroidered Flowers, commissioned and published by Search Press Ltd. shows many of the techniques and methods I use. This is selling well in the U.K. and abroad, having been translated into Russian and Norwegian. It was put onto Waterstone Bookshops “Best Selling Craft Book“ list. I have also been featured in many magazines including Wildlife Art (USA), Needlecraft, Workbox, Sewing World, Stitch, with the E.G, Classic Stitches, Woman’s Weekly, The Flower Arranging, Handarejdsbladet ,(Denmark), Patchwork Professional (Germany), Stitch@Home (Netherlands), Stitch n Bear (South Africa), Fun (Germany) Familien (Norway) producing projects and articles for many of them.

I have been Artist in Residence at Missenden Abbey and I regularly teach there. I can be seen on “Talking Threads” www.countrychannel.tv I have completed a 90 minute DVD “Inspired Textile Landscapes” produced by www.colouricious.com. I was invited to display my work at the Quilt Festival in Luxembourg in 2012. I taught at the V&A Museum Kensington during November 2012. I displayed my work and give workshops at the Nadelwel Patchwork show Germany May 2014. I had a Solo exhibition at the Barbican Centre Library Centre ,City of London September 2014. I have filmed two Online class “Free motion machine embroidered necklace” and “Rouched ribbon decorations and gifts” for “The Amazings” www.theamazings.com I have already been asked to film some more in the future.

I hope that the excitement and pleasure I get from producing my unique and joyous art shows though and that my work gives as much pleasure to the viewer.

 

Statement

To love what I am doing and pass on my joy by teaching others.

 

Gilda Baron

Gilda Baron

3 Comments

on Gilda Baron – In Memorium.
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    Oh… so sorry. trabalhos maravilhosos que devem ser preservados para a posteridade. Uma perda lastimável. Que bom que vocês se preocuparam em preservar. Agradecida,

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    Thank you for your lovely words & keeping Gilda’s work alive.
    I am her youngest daughter & was lucky to have such an amazing mother. We are keeping her memory going & her website. & facebook.
    Next year we are exhibiting her work at The Barbican in London. her work is still exhibited at Hallam Street Gallery.

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      Oh, that is so good to hear! I’m so sorry for your loss, Tracey… I know Gilda touched so many lives with her creative vision and good will. She is greatly missed in our community!

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