I spent Thursday at the Knitting & Stitching show and I loved it !
The textile art was incredible, such a diverse range of different stitching styles and materials.
I find it inspiring talking to the textile artists who must have spent so much time getting ready for this show.
I enjoyed looking at the work of Tom Lundberg who's detailed fine stitching created rhythmical patterns.
His work is small, many just pocket size which are inspired by the symbolic intensity of badges and stitched emblems.
Then I found Alice Kettles stand with embroidery and clay pieces.
Alice's stitched pieces flowed from cloth to ceramics, her work combined with the ceramicists Helen Felcey in Place Settings and Alex Mc Erlain in Conversation Pieces.
Her stitched hangings in pure white, a departure from her usual colourful embroidered paintings ,but still undeniably showing her distinctive style.
My favourite was the one depicting many drawn urns and pots, stitched freely as quick sketches.
I will save more artist's for another blog post.
I was not sure if I could take pictures and I don't really feel I should have them on my blog without the artists permission.
So just the entrance to share with you and my pictures on the Stitch Magazine stand.
Hope you have a great time if your going and I'm sure you will be itching to stitch!