I missed out a couple of artists from my prefious post on the Knitting and Stitching Show. One of them I do not have any images for but I would recommend you have a look here at the beautiful work of Hilary Hollingworth. I have not come across the work of this lady before (where have I been!?) and I fell in love with her beautiful small pieces incorporating her signature darn/weave technique. The surfaces she achieves are fascinating with their open, loose texture.
Just as I was leaving the exhibition I stumbled on the canvases of RA Webb . I spotted the work from some distance away and I think it was the texture that drew me in.
The artist discovered that he could use his wife's sewing machine to make marks and attach things to his canvases and his world opened up to endless new possibilities. We should probably all be careful of inviting our significant others to have a try on our sewing machines, you never know where it may lead.
Today has been Sit and Stitch day at Stitchcraft Studio and it was great to spend time stitching with friends as I was unable to go last week.
At the moment there are just a few of us but hopefully a few more people will come along and join our motley crew. Actually, sssssh, don't tell anyone! We're enjoying spreading out ;-) One of the group is a blogger and you can meet her here. If you pop over and check out her post for yesterday you'll see a super 'pocket' that she's made for a swap. I'm planning to make some of these too courtesy of another blogging and real life friend.
Of course, the joy of having a stitching day is the impromptu moments shared when people call in with a selection of work to inspire you.
This was the gaggle of 'ooing and aahing' at the variety of fabric books brought in by Tina, otherwise known as Sweetypie. These are going to be the subject of a workshop at Stitchcraft Studio. I will be there!
I don't think I've shown you this before but I've made my first advent calendar. It was made from a kit I bought at Stitchcraft and I'm pleased with the way it went together.
All it needs now is the chocolate! Oh, and Stitchcraft are given a 10% discount on purchases if you are a member of the Quilters' Guild. An added bonus! Thanks Stitchcraft!