Thursday, 7 October 2010

Knitting & Stitching Show London

This is just the busiest textile show ever I think. I bumped into several people I know who were "first=timers" and after wandering around for a couple of hours had the usual kind of glazed look on their faces, suffering from textile and sensory overload. The more times you attend, the easier it gets to find your way around. At about 3o'clock I spoke to a group of shell-shocked looking A level students who had come on a bus from Cirencester, and when I asked them what they thought of the show, their rather tired and weak answer was, after a little consideration....just one word....BIG !!!
I was planning to take some photos today, but forgot my camera, so they will have to wait for tomororow.
There is, as usual, a combination of stunning exhibitions, wonderful work from Designer Makers, far too many trading stands, awful food and extortionate coffee.
My main achievement of the day was to secure a venue for a workshop next month to teach the techniques I employ in my Patchwork Nuno Scarves & Wraps. This will take place on Sunday Nov 21st at Nest. Nest is a delightful new shop opening later this month in Crouch End, and will sell knitting wool, felting supplies, gifts and other yummy bits and pieces, and is the brainchild of Amy and her Mum Rose. There are only 8 places on this course and booking is essential. Either phone me or Nest for details or to book a place.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Crafts For All Bristol

So my first entry on my blog after a scintillating weekend at a Craft Exhibition at UWE in Bristol.... Unfortunately it wasn't very well advertised, so consequently it was quite poorly attended and today was very quiet. However I met lots of lovely people and as a result am planning to arrange some workshops in the Bristol area for Spring 2011. Hopefully the organisers of the Show will get their act together for their next show and it will be a busier, more worthwhile event.
I ended up spending loads of money as my lovely granddaughter Azaria came along to be my trusty assistant and kept finding "must have" things on the other stands! Then Vicky arrived with the other 4 and it got even more expensive! The moral of the story is don't take small girls to exhibitions where there are endless amounts of pretty and interesting things to entice them...
My car is now bursting at the seams packed up with all the stuff to take straight on up to London for the Knitting & Stitching Show later this week at Alexandra Palace. Crumbs what a busy week...
Oh the photos are details of some of my latest pieces of work. Nuno felt using all recycled fabrics. I've made several new pieces of wearable art which will all be on show in London later this week.