Eileen Wilding MSDC

Stitched & Constructed Textiles

About Eileen
Born in Lancashire, Eileen worked in Australia for a while . Came back to U.K., and has lived in Derbyshire since 1974. She and her husband created a fantastic garden which has become the inspiration for much of her design work based on the natural world. She attained a distinction in City and Guilds Part 1 and 2. In 1995 she completed a three year course Designer Craftsmen Diploma at West Nottinghamshire College of Art and Design. Member of Dodeka Designers, www.dodekadesigners.co.uk.
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Having exhibited in themed exhibitions, galleries, art festivals and private commissions, Eileen continues to explore all forms of surface decoration, always striving to create fresh new images in traditional and contemporary styles. Ideas and inspiration come from a variety of subjects, in particular colourful landscapes and nature which includes her own country garden. She enjoys painting in watercolours, acrylics, pastels and oils, sometimes combining all of these in one piece of work. Initial ideas are worked up in sketchbooks which become the inspiration for unique pieces. Completed works include paintings, greeting cards, printed, stitched and painted textiles, collage, ceramics and creative embroidery.

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2011 Member Society Designer Craftsmen
1995 Licentiate Society Designer Craftsmen
1995 West Notts., College. Diploma Designer Craftsmen
1991 Creative Embroidery City & Guilds Part 2.
1989 Creative Embroidery City & Guilds Part 1.

2018 Pop Up Shop, Old Blacksmith's, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
2018 Derbyshire Open Arts, Holymoorside, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
2017 Derbyshire Open Arts, Holymoorside, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

2014 " Walk in the Park Exhibition", Harding House Gallery, Lincoln

2014 " Walk in the Park Exhibition", National Trust, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.

2014 The Natural World Centre, Whisby, Lincolnshire

2013 Commission painted panels Marenghi & Co., rebuilt Fairground Organ.
2013 Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire.
2013 Derbyshire Open Arts, Cromford Mill, Derbyshire.
2013 Dodeka at Arkwright's Mil.
2012 Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery. "Zoom Exhibition"
2012 Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire...HMSDC.

2012 Derbyshire Open Arts - Arkwright's Mill, Cromford, Derbyshire.

2012 "Zoom" Exhibition Worksop Public Library.

2011 Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott, Derbyshire. Derbyshire Derbyshire Open Arts - Conservatory, Chesterfield.

2010 Best of Derbyshire Watercolours, Wirksworth Festival. Art in the Gardens - Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Southwell Minster. "Celebrating the Minster" exhibition. The Gallery, Cromford, Derbyshire.

2009 Private commission - textile decoration, Designer Jacket. Harding House Gallery, Lincoln. "Reflections of Hardwick" exhibition, National Trust, Hardwick, Derbyshire.

2008 Wirksworth Festival Art and Architecture Trail, , Derbyshire. Christmas Exhibition, Breadsall Priory, Derbyshire. Christmas Exhibition, Slaley House, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

2007 Art and Architecture Festival Trail, Wirksworth, Derbyshire . Open Arts Exhibition, Gothic Warehouse. Cromford, Derbyshire. Pickford's House Museum, Derby, Derbyshire. Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery, "Humbug Exhibition", Nottinghamshire

2006 "Raindrops Exhibition" Pickford House, Derby. The Guildhall, Grantham, Lincolnshire. Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail, Derbyshire.

2005 Wirksworth Art and Architecture Trail, Derbyshire. Harding House Gallery, Lincoln. Private commission - hand painted kitchen tiles. Cathedral Gallery, Derby, Derbyshire. The New Studio, Olney, Buckinghamshire. Bullyard Gallery, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Workhouse, National Trust, Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

2004 Wirksworth Art & Architecture Trail, Derbyshire. Square House Gallery, Derbyshire.

2003 Museum of Costume and Textiles, Nottingham.

2002 Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery, "Dodeka goes travelling" exhibition.

2001 Patchings Art Centre - "D.H. Lawrence" exhibition. Nottinghamshire.

2000 Newstead Abbey "Ada Lovelace" exhibition. Nottinghamshire.

1999 Harding House Gallery, Lincoln.

1998 Stamford Arts Centre Gallery, Lincolnshire.

1997 Working Craft Show, National Trust, Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire.

1998 Madeira Embroidery Show - Harrogate, Yorkshire.

1996 "Quintessentials" Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Estate, Derbyshire.

1995 Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire. Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery, Nottinghamshire. Patchings Farm Art Centre Gallery, Calverton, Nottinghamshire. Granby Art Gallery, Bakewell, Derbyshire.

1994 Lichfield Library Gallery, Lichfield, Staffordshire. Angel Row Gallery, local studies area, Nottingham. Et cetera Gallery, Beverley, Yorkshire. Art Exhibition, Baslow, Derbyshire. Halifax Building Society, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

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