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Friday, 9 October 2009

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2009






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!






18 comments:

cocoa and blankets said...

was it wonderful? Sweet P and I are going when it comes to Harrogate we are so lucky its on 20 minutes away but I spend a fortune...

Heloise said...

Your pictures look wonderful. I like the way they are framed. Many congratulations on the article in Stitch and for having your work on display at such a prestigious show.

Gina said...

It was a great show and lovely to see your work for real.

silverpebble said...

Oh I am ENVIOUS of your trip. I had to make lots of jewellery yesterday so couldn't make it - it would have been lovely to have met up with yourself, Gina, Jackie.....

Maybe next time.

Lynn said...

I love that I recognized YOUR art immediately. It stands out and those framed pieces are wonderful to see. Congrats for being in the show among your PEERS of fine textile artists. Bravo. Take a bow.

arlee said...

Congrats on all the success you are having! You showed up in one of my Google alerts this morning in a lovely article http://www.warwickcourier.co.uk/features/Painting-with-threads-is-Michalas.5714575.jp

Jackie said...

Oh no! I didn't see the Stitch magazine stand and didn't know your work was there. DOH!
I WISH I'd looked.
Congratulations anyway. You deserve it.

Izabela said...

I am so sad - I so wanted to go there but my flu didn't let me :(, well next year

your work must look gorgeous in real if each looks so perfect on the blog...

acornmoon said...

That sounds like a great show, I wish I could have been there. How exciting to see your pictures on the stand, you are getting to be very famous!

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

The show looks fab. I amglad you had a lovely day :) You mut have been very excietd to see your work on one of the stands.

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

oh my god - you had not fallen off the face of the earth but out of my bloglist! Stupid Blogger - this has happened before; not all blogs on my list update themselves (I read 93)and I was just wondering what had happened to you when in fact you were here all along. I have some catching up to do!

Cerejeira said...

Hi there!!!
Thank you so much for the pictures of the show,as I could not be there I apreciate seeing at list a bit of it.
I really liked your work too I will be back more often...regards

filz-t-raum.ch said...

i was thursday also at this place!!!!!
(see on my blog)
it's so sad, that i don't know, that are other feltbloggers there.....
(i hope you can understand my english, it is not good, and i am not shure, if it is correct)
bye,
filz-t-raum.ch

Threadspider said...

Glad you found it inspiring-I have promised myself I will go next year.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Kayla, Your art is truly beautiful and I am sure everyone admired them greatly. Congratulation on your sucess. Hugs Judy

Alex Mason said...

Glad you had a great time at the show. I love Alice Kettles work too. Have a lovely week xxx

TIFLIN ART & TEXTILES said...

Thankyou for your write-up on the show, good reminder of what I saw on friday. Enjoyed seeing your work and so much more. I came back with heavy weight Lutradur, pens for dolls faces, and more so yes I am itching to stitch!

karen said...

Hi! I am really sorry to say i missed your wonderful work. It was a great day though wasn't it.