Sister act at centre

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ARTS and crafts enthusiasts in Angus are invited to visit the Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre in Forfar to see a new art and embroidery exhibition.

On display at the centre are 29 watercolours and intricate embroideries created by Forfar sisters Hazel McKenzie Milne and Olive E M Thomson. Both artists are native to Forfar though Olive now lives in Glasgow where she attended evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art.

Patients, staff and visitors will be able to enjoy this new display which showcases a selection of Olive’s muted watercolours and black and white drawings featuring Chinese ink on Chinese paper as well as examples of Hazel’s unique style of embroidery.

Creating Hazel’s complex embroideries involves using two layers of wrapped threads and drawn thread work on a background of hand painted silk. She then adds texture by carefully embroidering the finishing fine details making each piece appear 3D.

This new exhibition combines traditional arts and crafts in a new and innovative way.

Exhibitions at the centre began in 2005 and are changed regularly every eight weeks with exhibitors donating 20% commission on all sales to the Whitehills Arts & Environment Fund. All money raised is used to enhance the Whitehills environment for patients, staff and visitors.