and so much more...The Knitting and Stitching show at Harrogate 2013 was a joyful experience, all the better for going on a Sunday when it was quiet and you could see everything with ease! so here for you in the comfort of your own home...no travelling required except in your mind... a taste of what we saw...
Mandy Patullo's wonderful thrifty artwork handstitched to perfection...
again handstitching but this time with printing, some small and some huge abstracts from the landscape by Dorothy Caldwell..love the texure of her stitching here
how's this for a sketchbook?!
and stall after stall of colour, texture and creativity...and sheer hard work!
a stop for lunch in the opulence of the Grand Theatre, where Husband of Patience sits with his newspaper and a cuppa when he's had enough! and the Man count was quite high this year...
lots to look at and absorb...and lots of tempting things to spend your pennies on!
got some beautiful yarn from this original stall run by a young lady at Lily and The Dub!
one of my favourit parts is seeing all the students work, full of imaginative use of their medium, in a contemporary way which is so fresh
I've always loved the K and S show, but even more now I go with Daughter Mine, who has a shared love of all things textile...and we have a really good family time together! She's just done some wonderful work for her Textiles GCSE mock...and I could easily see her artwork here!
thanks for all your kind comments and donations for Gwendoline, we hope soon to have a new donkey companion for Ned, who in the meantime is getting lots of extra ear tickling and carrot and apple treats...
for those who missed my last blog post, this is Gwendoline and we are raising money for The Donkey Sanctuary in her memory, click here if you would like to make a donation...thank you
have a quiet week...there's plenty of time before it's Christmas...honest!